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Abseiling Lake District

Abseiling Lake District

Abseiling Lake District



Why should I do this activity with climb365?

We are a family run business that specialises in high-quality professional service. We have been working and enjoying taking groups into the Lake District fells for over 20 years. We understand that abseiling can be an intimidating experience for many people. Lots of people who thought they could not get over the edge and down the cliff succeed and have a really rewarding experience. We are AALA licensed and therefore able to instruct groups of children and young people under 18 without their parents being present should this be necessary.

What is involved in abseiling?

Abseiling is usually a half day activity and can be combined with one of our other adventure activities to give a full day. You will control your abseil descent down a rope with the use of an abseiling device. We will also a have separate safety rope attached to you. Once you are down, you can then have as many goes as you want in the time. We will give you all the technical knowledge and encouragement you need to have a go at abseiling.

Where are the abseiling venues?

All the abseiling venues are easy to get to from Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick.

There are many different abseiling venues and it depends on what type of adventure you want.  Many of the smaller climbing crags offer some easy beginner’s abseiling and a morning or afternoon can be combined with some climbing. Cathedral quarry in Little Langdale has several different abseiling options.  The smallest is 15m and the biggest 40m. We often use the 15m abseiling as a practice run for the larger 40m abseiling. There are also some great tunnels and ‘the cathedral’ to explore. Hodge close also has several different walls for abseiling down into the old quarry which now has a water filled base. The only exit is via the diver’s tunnel. Shepherds crag in Borrowdale offers a choice of abseiling and climbs.

What do I need to have done before?

No experience of abseiling is needed. Come ready to have fun an adventure and be challenged.

Kit we provide

We provide all the technical gear e.g. helmets harnesses ropes etc.

Do you need to bring anything?

Appropriate clothes for the weather.  Always worth putting in a warm jumper and a waterproof jacket.  Plan for the worst and hope for the best. You can wear trainers or walking boots.

Oh and bring a camera because the views are spectacular.



Adult £40 per half day session.

Child £30 per half day session (under 18 yrs).

If you book two half-day sessions on the same day you can redeem the “Full day” discount of £10 per person per day.

We run set adventure activities on Tuesdays, Thursday’s and Saturdays, this is ideal if you want to join a session with others.

If you want flexible group adventure activities we provide activities available as sessions solely for you and your friends/family.  You are NOT joined to any other group.

We find quite a few people combine activities together to make a great day of adventure.
For Example. abseiling in the morning and gorge walking in the afternoon.
To see the other activities click: here
All technical kit included.

No hidden costs

We work on a max group size of 1 instructor to 8 clients.
We will provide as many instructors as your group needs.

“Who are you”?

If you are a group wanting to book on your own, with flexibility to chose dates and group size then it’s perfect to book your own group adventure click: group adventure activities

If you want to join in with others for the activities, then we offer these on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday please click: adventure activities

We use world pay to make the booking as safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.

If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the booking date, please call us to discuss availability.

We would love to hear from you so please get in touch to chat about options and ideas.