Hereford became an adventure playground for the day last Saturday, when Credenhill's Taste for Adventure mounted a charity challenge in the city.

Nine teams of four had a rare opportunity to cross the Wye at great speed on a 230ft zip-wire and a 100ft abseil from the top of St Peter's Church.

The charity's Credenhill base was the scene of more abseiling, archery and a giant ladder climb, with orienteering at Queenswood, canoe games at Bodenham Lakes and rafting at Hereford Rowing Club.

"It was a really great day," said Taste for Adventure's development manager Will Vaughan. "It went without a hitch."

The teams, from Hertel, Play Nightclub, Zenith Childcare Services, Automated Packaging Systems, The Starting Gate and King Charles II pub, gathered at the end of the day for a barbecue at the Rose Gardens pub, having raised more than £5,000 for Taste for Adventure.

"Everyone who took part got a good idea of the activities we offer," said Will. "We're hoping to make it an annual event."

For more information about Taste for Adventure, call 01432 761398.