church beck canyon

Difficulty: 3/5

Scrambling, abseiling, plunge pools and big slides into deep water. 

Instructor Ratio 1:6

Ages 12+

Price per group 

2 people: £130

3-6  people: £45pp

Can be combined with a mountain activity to make a full day adventure 

All under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian by law



This is a half day canyoning experience.

Church Beck is based in Coniston.


This session is up to 3 hours long.


We will meet you on location and provide you with all the kit needed for jumping, abseiling, sliding and scrambling in the gorge. After a 20 minute walk we will enter the Ghyll.

We will enter the gorge in the upper sections, close to the Coppermines Valley. 

Here we will descend the watercourse. 

The descent will be via a series of lowers and abseils down waterfalls and through the cascades of the beck.  These abseil will be managed by your instructor.  Each waterfall will be rigged on site and you will be safely lowered through the water and into the pools below.  Your instructor will be using internationally recognised canyoning techniques affiliated with the ICOPro canyoning organisation. 

This is an aquatic canyon, and you will be fully immersed in the water all the way through the trip. 

After a few waterfalls abseils, the canyon will narrow and we will head down into the slot section of the gorge.  Here we have a series of jumps that need to be undertaken in order to progress down.  

The jumps encountered here are varying in difficulty and height and a roped lower can always be taken if you'd prefer.

The jumping in this canyon is some of the most exciting we offer, they are not especially high but feel committing to undertake. 

All jumping technique will be demonstrated and explained on the trip by the instructor. 

From here, we encounter the infamous slide of Church Beck - sitting on the rock slide you will slide down and into the deep pool below.

There are more lowers/abseils lower down and some small jumps allow progress down to the main waterfall before exiting the canyon. 

For those still wanting adventure, we can enter the gorge for a second run of the jumps and slides.  

We will provide you with the following for a comfortable and enjoyable day:

  • High quality full length 3mm wetsuit 

  • Extra 2mm wetsuit jacket 

  • Spray cagoule 

  • Neoprene socks 

  • Helmet 

  • Harness 

  • Technical canyoning equipment 

  • Hardware & ropes

  • Group kit & emergency equipment

Please wear swimwear under the wetsuit and a pair of shorts over the top of the wetsuit.

Please bring a towel and a hot drink for afterwards.

Sturdy trainers or walking boots are advised - no open toe footwear or water shoes.


Are you ready for an epic day?

Combine this day with abseiling in Coniston or Climbing in Langdale for a full day of activities. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified & experienced instructor 

  • A canyon experience using ICOPro techniques for your descent

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • All technical canyoning equipment 

  • Professional instruction, coaching & guidance 

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

  • Free Photos


1:6 Ratio - Up to 6 people on this session

Our instructors can safely take 8 people into Church Beck

This session is up to 3 hours long 

Full safety brief given




No experience necessary.

This is an aquatic ghyll so the will to get wet is necessary

The upper section has some exciting jumps into a narrow canyon

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges

Please contact us to discuss any queries 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

We provide wetsuits, harnesses, spray cags, helmets and bouyancy aids

You will need to bring sturdy trainers/waking boots, a change of clothes and a towel


This session is based at Church Beck, Coniston

We will meet you on location with everything you need for your session

April - October, with extremities of the season having cold water temperatures. 

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for this activity and check our availability to book a day with LDM

This day can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

We may put groups together if required, adhering to our max ratios

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:6 ratio for safety in this terrain 

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Lowers in Church Beck
Lowers in Church Beck

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Heading down the waterfalls
Heading down the waterfalls

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Waterfall Climbs
Waterfall Climbs

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Lowers in Church Beck
Lowers in Church Beck

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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