abseil adventure

Beginner and taster climbing sessions for all.  Perfect for groups and families looking to experience rock climbing/abseiling.

Instructor Ratio 1:8​

Up to 4 hours

Price per group

1 or 2 people £120

Up to 4: £45pp

Up to 6: £40pp

Up to 8: £35pp

Enquire for groups exceeding our ratios for a quotation 

cathedral quarry, lake district national park. The chamber room also known as the cathedra


This is a half day activity - lasting up to four hours.


It will allow you the opportunity to abseil down sheer walls and vertical rock faces and experience the thrill walking backwards down the wall, controlling your descent.

Your instructor will manage the session as you undertake the abseil. They will rig the abseils safely and provide a clear demonstration on how to abseil.

You will control your own decent as you go but we will always have a backup rope clipped to you for ultimate safety.


This session is run in three main locations, all close to Coniston and Ambleside.


These are:

Tilberthwaite Quarry

Hodge Close

Cathedral Quarry ​


Undertaking a journey down to Cathedral Quarry allows for a short walk through the woodland area. The walk is around 20 minutes on woodland trails and rocky paths.

On arrival we will explore some of the old mine tunnels and caverns left behind by the slate industry. We will take you inside the famous cathedral cavern and explore the quarry itself.


At Cathedral Quarry, the abseils are up to 45 metres in height and sometimes free-hanging in space, this is a great challenge as you descend down the quarry floor.

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified & experienced instructor 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • All technical equipment 

  • Professional instruction, coaching & guidance 

  • A private session - just you and your group


1:8 Ratio - 8 people on this session


You will abseil one at a time. 






No experience necessary

This is a journey in the caves at the quarries of Coniston & Little Langdale - a head for heights and some courage are all you need.

Please contact us to discuss any queries 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear 

Walking boots advised as the terrain can be very wet and the tunnels have standing water inside


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the day. 

All venues are suitable for abseiling and the difficulty can be tailored to the group

We enjoy walks through woodland and through the tunnels to make this an inclusive journey

No tight spaces or confined tunnels


Please enquire

Subject to instructor availability we can run these sessions on any day between 1st March & 1st December

We will supply an instructor for you and your group

Session times:

9:00am meet for 9:30am start 

1:30pm meet for 2pm start

Sessions are up to 4 hours long

Hodge Close
Hodge Close

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Cathedral Cavern
Cathedral Cavern

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Cathedral Quarry rigging
Cathedral Quarry rigging

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Hodge Close
Hodge Close

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cancellation policy

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.