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River Esk Guides

GUIDED canyoning DAYS

river esk - guided trip

This is a combined rock and water activity and involves canyoning in a mountain river.  The Esk Gorge has some big water, some big jumps and lots of challenge. This is our most challenging, biggest canyon experience with jumps up to 10m in height! 




Enquire for groups exceeding our ratios for a quotation 

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


This is a full day canyoning adventure based in Eskdale.   

We will be using the picturesque Esk Gorge; a mountain ghyll that cascades from the Scafell massif. 

The walk in to the valley to get to the start point is around 45 minutes on flat but rough terrain.  This terrain is a mixture of grass, rock and bog. 


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

High quality full length 3mm wetsuit 

Extra 2mm wetsuit jacket (cold weather)

Spray cagoule 

Buoyancy Aid

Neoprene socks (we are one of the few companies offering wetsuits socks, for maximum comfort)

Helmet (water helmet designed for aquatic environments) 

Technical canyoning equipment 

Hardware & ropes

Group kit & emergency equipment


We will give a full and comprehensive safety briefing & demonstrations.

The instructor will take you through the gorge and teach you safe and appropriate canyoning techniques

This is a fully aquatic journey as we ascend the gorge. 

If you are looking for an adrenaline filled adventure then this is for you.  This trip offers some of the biggest jumps in the Lake District; we have up to 8 jumps at this venue, up to 12 metres in height. 

We are jumping into huge plunge pools with crystal clear water, scrambling up the watercourse and over waterfalls.  We will fix ropes to aid your progression as we ascend the canyon. 

There will be some short swimming sections but buoyancy aids are provided for this trip. 



1:8 Ratio

Up to 8 people on this session

Minimum 3 people for the day to run


Meeting at 9:00am and running until 3:00pm roughly.

This is a full day adventure


In busy periods (summer) we will run open days and fill the spaces where possible



14+ years

No experience necessary

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges but the open nature of the gorge means 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


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

We provide wetsuits, spray cags, neoprene socks, helmets and buoyancy aids

You will need to bring sturdy footwear, such as walking boots. 

You will need change of clothes and a towel and the means to transport them 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

The season is May - September, with extremities of the season having colder water temperatures.

You will be on session for 5-6 hours depending on group sizes 

2023 dates

Dates can be arranged on request. 

Subject to instructor availability 

Send an enquiry via our contact page and email us at info@lakedistrictmountaineering

In busy periods (summer) we will fill the spaces if you'd like to join an open group; visit the booking system here.

Please us the contact form or email us to enquire and we can organise a guided day based on your availability (and ours)

Let us know your preferred date, or choose a date to join an open group on the booking system

Canyoning Lake District


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

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