Coasteering as an informal activity has been around for a good number of years as people took to the water if only to reach hidden coves or a late return from a secluded beach The word itself was first published in the guidebook for climbing in Devon, and originates from the theme of mountaineering and orienteering …. hence coasteering.
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Exploring and journeying through the impact zone between the levels of high and low, often including total immersion in seawater
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Circa 1986, Andy Middleton from TYF ‘invented’ commercial coasteering activities, and since then there are around 150 companies across the UK that have started to offer Coasteering as a guided activity allowing groups to experience the inter-tidal area of the coastline in a new and exciting manner.