stoneycroft canyon

Difficulty: 3/5

Accessible & beginner friendly.  An authentic canyon experience lasting half a day.

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 beginner canyoning experience.  

Stoneycroft Ghyll is based in the North Lake District, close to Keswick. 


This session is up to 3 hours long.


We will meet you on location and provide you with all the kit needed for jumping, sliding, abseiling and scrambling in the gorge. After a 15 minute walk we will enter the canyon.   

This is a descent of the Stoneycroft Ghyll, lower section. 

There will be full demonstrations and safety briefs of how to slide, jump and descend appropriately to move safely through the environment.

We will descend using natural rock slides and toboggan runs, jump into the corkscrew and splash around in some of the clearest water in the Lake District. 

From here, we will enter the lower section.  At this point there will be a series of lowers and abseils over waterfalls and cascades in order to progress down.  The instructor will rig the abseils on site, and you will be shown where to clip on and a full demonstration of how to abseil/be lowered down the waterfalls will be given by the instructor. 

We will be taking you through the gorge using canyoning techniques adapted by the ICOPro canyoning organisation.  These techniques are different and therefore safer than general mountaineering techniques used by others. 

There is one small zip line to undertake and then we enter the narrow section of the gorge, where it has been mined in the past. 

This create a narrow walkway through the rock and we use this slot to exit the canyon safely. 

For the trip 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?

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified & experienced instructor 

  • A canyon descent using ICOpro techniques 

  • 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

Our instructors can safely take 6 people into Stoneycroft Canyon

This session is up to 3 hours long 

Full safety brief and demonstrations given



No experience necessary.

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

This ghyll involves descending via slides, jumps and abseils.

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges and is suitable for beginners

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 and all technical equipment

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


This session is based at Stoneycroft, close to Braithwaite

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 

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Sliding in Stoneycroft Ghyll
Sliding in Stoneycroft Ghyll

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Adventures in Stoneycroft
Adventures in Stoneycroft

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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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