Abseil down rock faces and steep vertical walls and test your nerve.  Suitavle for all the family.

Max Ratio 1:8

1 or 2 people £120

3 or more £40pp

6 or more £35pp

Abseiling with Lake District Mountaineering


This is a half day activity - lasting up to three 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 two main locations, all close to Coniston and Ambleside.  These are:

  • Tilberthwaite Quarry

  • Cathedral Quarry 

Tilberthwaite is a good beginner venue and we will always provide the opportunity to start easy and start small.  After this we will walk 20 minutes to Cathedral Quarry, where we take a walk through through the caverns and explore the tunnels.  

We will then rig the bigger abseils, up to 45 metres in height and sometimes free-hanging in space, this is a great challenge as you descend down the quarry floor. 

This activity will run for up to 3 hours.  From 9.00am-12.00pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm

This session works great as part of a full day adventure 

We will provide all harnesses, helmets and technical equipment. Please wear walking boots where possible, sturdy trainers can also be suitable

Please bring along suitable clothing to stay warm and dry for up to 4 hours outside.  


To book this course, visit our BOOK NOW page and complete the enquiry form. 

For further information email us. 

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Any day/date that suits your availability.  Morning or afternoon.


Venue & Location

We use appropriate venues for you expectations detailed itineraries are sent on booking 


All technical equipment is provided for this course. 

Use our Kit Lists to know what to bring for your adventure day.

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