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Canyoning in Church Beck, Coniston

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Instructions: jump over my head!

We offer several great canyoning experiences in the Lake District for all types of groups from the uninitiated to the experienced adrenaline seeker. This page is about our ½ day trip in Church Beck, Coniston. Other options can be found by clicking here.

Church Beck runs down the Coppermines Valley above the village of Coniston, fed by the slopes of the mighty Old Man of Coniston itself. We run the popular gorge scramble in the lower section of Church Beck, but the upper section hides one of the best canyoning trips in the Lakes, perfect for those who want a ½ day hit of this super-popular adrenaline fuelled activity.

This descent is amazing fun. Starting at a damn we head through a beautifully sculpted canyon, before abseiling down two waterfalls, taking in 4 big jumps and enjoying Church Beck’s finest feature – the slide. This trip will test your courage and get your heart rate up and all within only 20 minutes walk from Coniston village!


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The slide… nature’s playground


Prices are shown in the table below.

Discounts are available for large groups – just get in touch for a price.

A great idea is to ‘mix-and-match’ to make a full day of activities, with one in the the morning and another in the afternoon. See all the options here.

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Your groupPrice per person, per activity
- ½ day
Adults only£50
Groups of 15 or more15% off the above prices



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The upper section

Ages and abilities: Canyoning is pretty full on, so is only suitable for adults. A reasonable level of fitness is important as there is a 20 minute uphill walk to the start and the trip itself involves moving fairly quickly through a boulder strewn gorge. A head for heights helps, but more important is a thirst for adventure!


Location: We meet for the Church Beck trip in the centre of Coniston. Precise details of the meet location will depend on the time of year and will be shared with you when you book.


Times: ½ a day runs from 9am to 12pm or from 1pm to 4pm. A full day runs from 9am to 4pm, with a break for some lunch, or to move to the next activity. Exact timings depend on the size of your group and how quickly you move through the canyon.



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The big jump!

Kit:  We will kit you out with a wetsuit, windproof cag and all safety equipment such as harnesses, helmets and buoyancy aids. All our kit is in excellent condition and is replaced regularly. All you need to bring is:

  • Full change of clothes, as you will get wet
  • Trainers or boots (Neoprene ‘water shoes’ are not appropriate, neither are Converse style slip-on trainers or Crocs)
  • Shorts to wear over your wetsuit – as they help protect our wetsuits and keep our costs low
  • Synthetic layer to go under your wetsuit (e.g. football shirt material, not cotton)
  • Fleece (to wear over your wetsuit in colder months)
  • Towel
  • Snack and a drink, or lunch if you are booked in for a full day of activities


Group sizes and ratios: Generally, we run private, bespoke sessions for just you and your party. At busy times you might be part of a larger group. We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:8 – if your party is bigger than 8 people then there will be more than one instructor.

Mountain scrambling