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Get the rush! Take your breath away with some extreme sports
Cliff climbing in Torquay
Cliff climbing in Torquay
Reaching new heights, pushing more boundaries and achieving new challenges are all things that can bring a great rush of adrenaline.
For those who take part in extreme sports - a day out in Devon and Cornwall can take on a completely new dimension.
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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
British Kitesurfing Association
British Mountaineering Council

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BBC South West's Spotlight programme has been taking a look at six exciting outdoor pursuits in more detail.

The series gives you a taster of the excitement enthusiasts get out of cliff climbing, hang gliding, gliding, paragliding, kitesurfing and mountainboarding.

Watch the experts in action
You'll be able to watch all the videos here on the BBC Devon website.

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Video available   Hang gliding video
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Video available   Paragliding video
Video available   Kite Surfing

Extreme sports
contacts and links
British Gliding Association
Gliding is the ultimate free flying experience. It is a truly diverse sport that can be enjoyed at all levels: from the thriving club scene, to aerobatics.
BGA website

Gliding Clubs
Dartmoor Gliding Society, Brentor
Devon & Somerset Gliding Club, Honiton
North Devon Gliding Club, Umberleigh
Cornish Gliding Club, Perranporth
Seahawk Gliding Club, Culdrose

The British Mountaineering Council
Representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers.
British Mountaineering Council

Climbing Clubs
Adventure Club, Plymouth

Dockyard Venturers, Plymouth
Exeter University Climbing Club
Kernow Climbing Club, Plymouth
Lands End Climbing Club
Plymouth Primary Schools Climbing Club
South Devon Mountaineering Club
Stoke Damerel Climbing Club
St Mawgan Mountaineering Club
Truro College Climbing Club
University of Plymouth Climbing Club

The Barn Climbing Centre featured in the programme can be contacted on 01288 359110.

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

BHPA Registered Schools are equipped and staffed with instructors who will train you at a rate of progress that is suitable for you.

Hang gliding
Hang glider ready for take off
BHPA schools are monitored for safety, the quality of the training they offer and the equipment they use, and their trained instructors are licensed by the Association.
BHPA website

Paragliding Clubs & Schools
Cornwall Hang Gliding and Paragliding Services
Devon & Somerset Condors
Kernow Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
North Devon Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
Wessex Hang Gliding Club
South West Paragliding, Tavistock
Adventure Sports, Redruth
Flying Frenzy, Bridport

Kitesurfing
Windsurfing, wakeboarding, paragliding and kite flying all rolled into the most radical, extreme 3D water sport.
British Kitesurfing Association
Fluid Edge, Cornwall
Extreme Sports Cafe, Exeter
Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
North Devon Kiteboarding Centre, Braunton
Torquay Kitesurfing & Kitebuggying School

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