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).

Adult £70 per full-day session.

Child £50 per full-day session (under 18 yrs).

We provide activities sessions solely for you and your friends/family.  You are NOT joined to any other group.

We believe in delivering high-quality instruction just for you, and so we do not club individuals together solely to make extra money. We have found our clients prefer the benefit of the activity being just for them and the personal service this enables. We employ quality staff to run the session for you and so if you are a smaller group there is a slight increase in the cost.

For half-day activities
Costs for 1 person add £120 to the half-day cost
Costs for 2 people add £90 to the half-day cost
Costs for 3 people add £60 to the half-day cost
Costs for 4 people add £50 to the half-day cost
Costs for 5 people add £35 to the half-day cost
No additional cost for groups of 6  people or more.

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

As you can see above the full-day rate is £10 cheaper as you are booking two half-day activities on the same day to make a full day of adventure please follow this link.

Full-day activities
Costs for 1 person add £150 to the day cost
Costs for 2 people add £100 to the day cost
Costs for 3 people add £60 to the day cost
Costs for 4 people add £50 to the day cost
Costs for 5 people add £35 to the day cost
No additional cost for groups of 6  people or more.

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.

How to book

To book your own group adventure click:

Half-day group adventure activities

Full-day group adventure activities

We use World Pay to make things 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.