Canyoning in the Lake District

Descending waterfalls in Fisherplace Gill

Activity Overview

Alongside the ever-popular and family-friendly activity of ghyll scrambling sits its bigger brother; Canyoning. This activity has been a big hit in many countries worldwide for decades and in recent years it has gained popularity here in the UK too. It requires a variety of skills that were originally developed in the disciplines of climbing and caving before it evolved into a distinct sport in its own right. Typically, canyoning involves descending steep watercourses and gorges, via abseiling, ziplines, and jumps, or a combination of all three! We are proud to offer bespoke trips Canyoning in the Lake District but be warned, they are not for the faint-hearted! Check out this Red Bull canyoning article for some inspiration.

Essential Details

  • Reasonable level of fitness required
  • Experienced and qualified guides/instructors
  • All technical equipment provided

How much does it cost?

Canyoning in the Lake District is priced per person and the final cost depends upon the venue used and the number of participants. Some of the more technical venues we use are only suitable for small groups. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we will give you a quote. Your booking will be treated as private unless you give us permission to open it up to the public as a scheduled activity.

How to book?

Please get in touch using the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details and a booking form for you to complete. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings and full payment prior to your course or activity commencing. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please use the contact form in the menu at the top of the page.

*In very wet conditions this activity may be cancelled for safety reasons in which case a full refund will be issued or an option to re-book.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide all of the safety equipment required, however, you will need to bring some of your own personal items including:

Swimwear (to wear underneath a wetsuit)
Footwear (this needs to be robust enough to protect your feet and will get wet)
Towel and a warm change of clothes
Food and a hot drink for after the activity
*Please note that it is not practical to take any personal items with you during the activity and jewellery should be removed.


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