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  • Price: £55pp. Family & group discounts available.
  • Time: 3 hours – meeting at 9am
  • Ages: 8+
  • Location: Near Coniston (click for meet location)
  • Parking: Free car park
  • Kit we provide: Full safety kit & lots of rope!
  • Kit you need to bring: Trainers or boots; clothes to stay warm & dry; snacks & drink

💥 Do you dare to lean back over the edge?! 💥

Come and test your nerve by abseiling down a vertical wall of slate in an amazing atmospheric location.

We’ll provide all the safety gear, coaching and support needed to get you over the edge, and we’re certain that once you’ve been down once, you’ll be keen for loads more!

Scroll down for more info 👇

For big group availability, just drop us a message and we’ll get back to you straight away.


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Abseiling in the Lake District

Got questions? Read on...

They start at 9am and last for 3 hours.

Anyone aged 8 and above.

If you have young kids who may be nervous, please get in touch, as for bigger groups we may be able to head to a slightly more 'friendly' location.

Any group members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian. Sorry but uncles, aunties, grandparents, family friends etc are not classed as legal guardians.

We abseil close to Coniston. You will be sent full details on where to meet when you book. The car park where we will meet for your session is here

We also have a venue that is in the north Lakes, close to Keswick. If you would like to book this venue instead then please contact us and we will check availablity for you.

There's no real limit, as we just bring more instructors along if you've got a big group. If you want to book for more than 6 people, just get in touch and we'll set up this up for you.

The highest abseil is roughly 45m.

If you have young kids who are nervous, then please let us know by contacting us and we can check availability to take you to a more friendly venue, where the abseil is about 10m.

Fitness isn't that important as abseiling is all downhill! There is however a scramble up some rocks to get back to the top. This takes about 5 minutes and is relatively steep.

You don't need any experience - we'll teach you how to abseil and support you all the way.

There is no weight limit but we do have a maximum waist and chest size, as our safety kit will not fit a person larger than this. These sizes follow.

Maximum waist size: 150cm
Maximum chest size: 152cm

If you have any concerns, please contact us.

Here's a list of kit that you will need:

Trainers or walking boots.
Clothes & layers suitable for the weather forecast
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof overtrousers
Snack & a drink

If you have them (and if you think you're the type of person who is going to want to go fast!) bring a tough pair of gloves (gardening gloves work well).

We take loads of photos and we share them with you for free.

See the 'Book Now' panel above, or get in touch if you're having trouble.

See our generic FAQs here for info on our booking conditions.

Vouchers can be bought for all of our courses and experiences for your friends & family to redeem at their leisure. Buy a voucher

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Based on 163 reviews
It was very windy today. The team were great and had a plan B arranged for us which was brilliant (and safer!).
Had a great experience Ghyll scrambling. Despite there being a rather large number of us (22 on a stag do) the guides were great throughout and clear experienced. Really enjoyed the experience and would book again.
Holly Maughan
Holly Maughan
Really enjoyed the day, slight disruption with the weather but they gyll scrambling was excellent, guides were very helpful and kept everything entertaining
Scott Maughan
Scott Maughan
Fantastic experience. Would wholeheartedly recommend. George is very encouraging and patient, a superb guide and teacher.
Cpt Randlelwa
Cpt Randlelwa
What a brilliant experience !! We Loved every minute of it and can't recommend it enough. Thank you for the organisation and instruction throughout. Still buzzing :-)
Nick Duffield
Nick Duffield
Had an excellent time canyoning with Si! Booked by my partner who is much more adventurous than me but we both had an amazing time. There was one jump I was too scared to do and Si made an adjustment allowing me to continue with the journey in a way I felt comfortable. If you're thinking about booking this but are scared to take the plunge, my advice is go for it!!
Megan Copley
Megan Copley
We had brilliant fun doing the ghyll scrambling with Si this morning at Stickle Ghyll. We were really well kitted out so soon forgot about the damp, chilly morning and had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and challenges along the way. The kids are already planning for when they can do their next ghyll scrambling adventure!
Kate Towers
Kate Towers
Really great experience with excellent leadership. Kids left wanting to come back again as soon as possible!
Sophie Hopkins
Sophie Hopkins
My husband had an awesome afternoon Ghyll Scrambling in Coniston. Our son bought him a voucher for his birthday and I've never seen him grin so much when he came home wet and exhausted. I would highly recommend
Debbie Smith
Debbie Smith
We had a wonderful morning Ghyll scrambling in Coniston led by Si. It was a great adventure with lots of laughs and Si was a great leader. Would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
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