Recent National Coasteering Charter meetings.

 As regional representative for the National Coasteering Charter in Cornwall, Kernow Coasteering's Matt George attended both regional and national meetings to discuss all things coasteering last week. Matt hosted the Cornwall regions meeting at the YMCA backpackers in Penzance, close to Kernow Coasteering HQ. One of the highlights was a visit by Paul St. Pierre from the RSPB, who came to talk about potential impacts of coasteering groups on nesting bird populations. Of particular interest is the Kittiwake colonies in Newquay, which make up 50% of Cornwall's Kittiwake population.

The week ended with Matt, and other Conrish reps travelling to Potishead for the national meeting, which was kindly hosted at the Palm factory. Palm are one of the leading manufacturers of kayaking, canoeing and coasteering equipment in the UK. Among other things on the agenda, was the preliminary findings of a study carried out by Plymouth University into the depths of water reached when jumping from various heights into water using a standard coasteering jump technique. We'll be sure to share this information once it is formally published.

For more information on the National Coasteering Charter, click here.