Things to do:

Once a year – and all for charidee – you can abseil down Liverpool Cathedral, but the chances are it will be a lot easier to visit Active Adventures in the long run. Here – an Otterspool Park in leafy Aigburth – you can abseil, zipline and do various other activities that include rope and vertiginous heights to your heart’s content.

If that all sounds a bit tame you can avail yourself of the Powerfan freefall jump – like a parachute jump, only without the airplane, parachute and jump of several thousand feet – or dubious delights of combat fitness if you’re looking to shed some pounds the hard way.

Active Adventures is great for stag parties, birthday derring-do or simply a more enjoyable way of staying trim without pounding a treadmill in a windowless gym.