Accessible & beginner friendly. An authentic canyon experience lasting half a day.
Instructor Ratio 1:6
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
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
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
We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals.
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