via ferrata &
discover climbing

Based in Borrowdale, near Keswick. Experience the thrill of Via Ferrata and take on some rock climbing.


Instructor Ratio 1:8

Private Day

Ages 10+

Min height: 1.4m

Prices: £60pp + £120

Up to 3: £300

Up to 4: £360

Up to 5: £420

Up to 6: £480

Up to 7: £540

Up to 8: £600

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


LDM offers full adventures days for groups, families, stag & hen parties.   These days are bespoke and tailored for your group.  

We will supply the same instructor for the full day. 

The day runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and includes two activities, with a lunch break in between.


This day is based in the North Lakes, and is good for those staying close to Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere and their surrounding areas. 


On the day, you will meet your instructor at Honister Slate Mine 

Via Ferrata translate from Italian into English as 'The Iron Route'. 

This activity is adopted from WW1 - when troops and munitions were moved around the mountainside using ladders and cables. 

Today, Via Ferrata is a recreation and allows climbers and non climbers alike to explore these high mountain cliffs, whilst always being attached to a safety cable.

After lunch, the instructor will take you climbing in Borrowdale

There is a change in location for this - we will supply a meeting location for the afternoon, or you can follow the instructor to the next venue. 

Your instructor will set up top rope systems for you to climb the wall, and be lowered back down once at the top. This is a safe and fun method to discover climbing. The difficulty can be tailored specific to the level of the group as all the climbs are rigged by the instructors on site.

During the session it may be possible to learn some new skills such as belaying, tying in and abseiling.

The experience can be tailored to the group, allowing for easier and harder variations depending on age and ability levels.


Contact us to find out more!

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 day

Our instructors can safely take 8 people per 1 instructor


Full safety brief given

Each session is up to 3 hours long with a lunch break in between



No experience necessary

This is an introductory day and is good for kids and families alike. 

For the Via Ferrata you have to be 10+ and 1.3m tall

The day can be tailored to you and your group

Please contact us to discuss any queries 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

We provide all technical equipment for the Via Ferrata and for rock climbing - lanyards, harnesses and helmets 

Trainers and/or walking boots are okay for climbing 

Rock shoes are optional but they are not supplied


This session is based from Honister and we will move down to the Borrowdale Valley for the afternoon

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

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 is bespoke and can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:8 ratio for safety in this terrain 

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Borrowdale Rock Climbing
Borrowdale Rock Climbing

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Lowers in Church Beck
Lowers in Church Beck

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Discover Climbing
Discover Climbing

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Borrowdale Rock Climbing
Borrowdale Rock Climbing

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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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