abseiling in the Lake District 

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What on earth is abseiling ?

Abseiling is  descending  backwards over a edge and down steep or vertical rock faces to the bottom. This is a great way to PUSH your nerves and is guaranteed to test the bravest of people .

The Lake District has a variety of  amazing venues that offer a mixture of heights from a smaller 15 meter one  to an impressive 60m one. Whether your a dare devil or wanting to just give it a try there really is something for everyone. 


Abseiling is a great half day activity and works well with another activity to make a full day of adventure . Your instructor will provide you with everything you need and ensure your 100% safe. 


Who can do it ? 

Anyone! This activity is ideal for families, stag or hen groups and individuals.

How long does it take?

 It takes around 3 - 4 hours to do the abseil  but we aren't in a rush so you can go back and do any section that  you like again. 


All the equipment that you need such as harness, helmets and abseiling hard wear .

What do I need? 

 All you need to bring is plenty of clothing that is appropriate to the weather NO JEANS, good strong sturdy footwear like walking boots, plenty of snacks and  a head torch . If you don't have one we can lend you one. 

When does the abseiling activity run ? 

Abseiling can be run throughout the Whole year. 


Prices depend on group sizes please see our booking form below.

Cathedral quarry

Location: Cathedral quarry, Little Langdale

Level: Beginner - Intermediate ( suitable for most )

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Cathedral quarry is situated in an incredible location just next to the beautiful village of Little Langdale. In a disused slate mine, it offers an impressive 60 m abseil and a smaller one if your not great with height's or want to practise before the big one. It's surrounded by amazing tunnels which are open for us to explore and enjoy.

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