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Gorge scrambling in Church Beck, Coniston

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The slide – what a finale to an amazing gorge scramble!

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

Arguably the best gorge scramble in the Lake District, Church Beck runs down the Coppermines Valley above the village of Coniston, fed by the slopes of the mighty Old Man of Coniston itself.

Gorge scrambling in Church Beck has it all: plunge pools, roped climbed up waterfalls, crazy obstacles, daft games and, for confident and stronger groups an absolutely epic slide which will spit you out into mid air above another inviting plunge pool! If you want to step it up a notch or two, check out the Church Beck canyoning trip too.

This trip is great for all abilities and ages from age 12 upwards as all the obstacles and challenges can be tailored to your group, but the more full-on obstacles like the slide are only really suitable for older kids and adults.



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Crystal clear plunge pools a-plenty


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
Landowner's fee*
Adults & children aged 16+£42£6 *
Age 12 to 15
(applies when group size is 4 or more in total)
£38£3 *
Groups of 20 or more15% off the above prices

* Please note, ALL providers are required to pay this fee if they are using the full length of the Church Beck gorge scramble. Those who don’t include this fee are probably not using the full length of Church Beck and are missing out a big part of the journey.


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Another of the slide – what’s not to like?!

Ages and abilities: Church Beck works well for older kids through to adults, so from age 12 upwards. For younger groups check out our other trips. We can make your session nice and easy, or we can make it more challenging for those who like to push their limits. The more serious obstacles, like the slide are only really suitable for older kids and adults. All the obstacles and pools can be avoided by those who aren’t keen. No prior experience of gorge scrambling is needed and you don’t need to be able to swim, but being reasonably fit will help you get the most out of your session. Under 18s must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.


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 gorge.


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Enjoying a soaking in Church Beck

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. If you want a private session, then just let us know (there is no extra cost). We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:10 – if your party is bigger than 10 people then there will be more than one instructor.

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