Longsleddale Canyon

Difficulty: 5/5

Descend via abseils and jumps.  The trip can be tailored dependent on ability levels but this is an adventurous trip and offers some amazing positions in a steep sided gorge.

Ages 16+

Instructor Ratio 1:6

Full Day Adventure

2 people: £105pp

3-4 people: £90pp

5-6 people: £80pp


This is a full day canyoning adventure based in the Longsleddale Valley, near Shap.   

We will be using the quiet and remote valley of Longsleddale; the River Sprint cascades down in a series of waterfalls in a dramatic location. 

We will meet you on location at St Mary's Church in Longsleddale and provide you with all the equipment needed for a full day canyoning.

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

We change into our wetsuits at the church parking area.  There are toilets here and we will leave cars at this point, sharing vehicles to the head of the valley where we park next to the bridge. 

From here we will walk up to the canyon.  The walk up the valley is around 1 hour and we will walk with the wetsuits half on, carrying all we need for the trip.


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

The instructor will take you through the canyon adhering to ICOPro canyoning techniques,  These are internationally recognised standards for canyoning.  


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

Mostly you will be descending the waterfalls by abseils and zip lines - all of which will be rigged and set up on site by the instructor. 

We will demonstrate correct abseiling techniques and safeguard your descent as appropriate. We will move down through the watercourse, scrambling, jumping and climbing our way through - using the appropriate techniques for each section


We provide two guides where necessary, this is for enhanced safety and also for efficiency of movement, so we can move through the environment at a reasonable pace and stay warm where necessary. 

For the finale, we will be heading through the narrow section of the canyon, and finishing with a final jump into the slot. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • Up to 2 qualified & experienced instructors

  • Trained to ICOPro level 3 standard (International Canyoning Organisation for Professionals)

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • All technical equipment 

  • Professional instruction, coaching & guidance

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

  • Free Photos


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

This session is up to 5/6 hours long

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

This is a full day adventure


1 session per day - slots will be filled in busy times to adhere to max ratios


Full safety brief given



No experience necessary but a good level of fitness is required. 

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges but the open nature of the gorge means everything is optional.

Ideally you want to abseil down waterfalls and zip line over cascades.

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, socks, helmets, harnesses and technical equipment.

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

A full change of clothes and a towel.  Snacks, lunch and a hot drink are recommended. 


This session is based in Longsleddale (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 colder water temperatures.

You will be on session for up to 6 hours 

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your session.

Please request a date if our calendar doesn't match your availability

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 


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Lower into the slot
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Zip Lines
Zip Lines

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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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