the esk gorge

Difficulty 4/5


The Esk has some big water and some big jumps.  A proper mountain ghyll offering lots of challenge 

Ages 16+

Full Day Adventure

(5-6 hours)

Instructor Ratio 1:8

Full Day Adventure - Canyoning trip

(5-6 hours)

Price per group

Up to 2: £170

Up to 4: £70pp

Up to 8: £65pp

Enquire for groups exceeding our ratios for a quotation 


This is a big one, a full day adventure!

This session is up 5 hours long


The Esk Gorge is located in a huge mountain valley just outside Eskdale.


We will meet you on location at the base of the Hardknott Pass and provide you with all the equipment needed for a full day gorge scramble.

We advise to bring a rucksack/bag (30 litres) to carry into the valley as we will walk for 40 minutes to get to the start point.


After a safety briefing we are straight in at the deep end.

The first of the big jumps gets the heart racing as you jump into the crystal clear pool below.

As we head upstream there will be lots of scrambles, some short climbs and some swimming.


It is advisable that you have some swimming ability, but buoyancy aids are provided.


As we gain height, we will scramble over waterfalls, swim in the many pools and the jumps will come one after the other.

Each one into deep, crystal clear water.


The scenery all around is truly stunning.


The finale is a huge jump over a cascading waterfall - this is the ultimate cliff jumping experience.


We advise booking this if you're looking for a big dose of adventure.

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


1:8 Ratio - Up to 8 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

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges but everything is optional.

Ideally you want to undertake big jumps and have a sense of adventure

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

Please contact us to discuss any queries 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

We provide wetsuits, spray cags, helmets and bouyancy aids

You will need to bring sturdy trainers, a change of clothes and a towel - please bring a rucksack or bag to carry this into the valley


This session is based in Eskdale (we will share our meeting location with you)

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

May - September, with extremities of the season having cold water temperatures.

You will be on session for 4-6 hours depending on group sizes 


Please enquire

Subject to instructor availability we can run these sessions on any day between 1st May & 31st September (it may be possible to run outside of these times - weather dependent - please enquire)

Open session where possible - we will book other people when appropriate to do so

Please enquire for a private session

Session times:

9:00am meet for 9:30 start

Sessions are 4-6 hours long dependant on group sizes

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The big waterfall
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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.