The old railway viaduct on the Monsal Trail over the river Wye is the location of Bridge 75, where licenced outdoor professionals take groups abseiling from purpose-built points down to the river valley below.
Want to go abseiling?
A number of providers can be found online that offer abseiling experiences from Bridge 75 and other locations in the Peak District for individuals and groups. See our rock climbing page in the Things to Do section for more information and links to providers.
Bridge 75 abseil permits
To abseil from Bridge 75 you must obtain a permit. Permits to abseil from Bridge 75 are issued following payment and submission & acceptance of required insurance issued. Annual permits run from 1 January to 31 December and occasional permits for a specified day agreed in advance.
Risk Assessments are now assessed, so please leave plenty of time for your application to be processed, particularly for occasional permits.
Three permit types are available:
Tariff Group 1 - Commercial Annual Permit
This is an annual permit which runs from 1 January to 31 December. This offers unlimited access to Bridge 75 for organisations who charge their clients. Commercial annual permits cost £200 per year.
Tariff Group 2 - Commercial Occasional Permit
This is a daily permit which is purchased for use on a specified date. If you visit more three times a year (3x £60 = £180), it’s cheaper to buy an annual permit. Commercial occasional permits cost £60 per visit.
Tariff Group 3 - Non-Commercial Permit
This is an annual permit which runs from 1 January to 31 December. This offers unlimited access to Bridge 75 for non-commercial organisations who are NOT charging their clients, so voluntary sector, youth groups, local authority. (Non-commercial means the organisation running the abseiling, not the clients). Non-commercial permits cost £60 per year.
An online system for applying for permits is in development. In the meantime please contact us for details of how to apply.