Esk Gorge Canyoning

O YEA…. all-day epic Esk Gorge Canyoning.”

We signed up for an afternoon of ghyll scrambling and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. What we got was a fantastic afternoon – climbing up and down river banks, diving into the water (with wet suits!) and generally challenging ourselves under the watchful eye of Stuart …

Family August 2020

Had an amazing time and Alex was brilliant, especially with my youngest son. Fab experience!

Family Oct 2020

“Canyoning in the mountains, where else would you rather be?”

Esk Gorge Canyoning, if you’ve heard or read about this place you’ll be just so wanting to go. It is such a great gorge. Big jumps… big jumps…. big jumps….

Did I say that three times? oh yes!!!  Esk gorge canyoning is brilliant, you can totally choose which jumps you do and each group member can join in at whatever level of crazy jumping they choose. We take a fall-day in the Esk Gorge. We meet you and head up the path into the mountains, have a snack, get changed and jump in. This is an open gorge and great for people to join us to take pics.

OK, this is level 3 full-on adventure in a gorge. It really is very flexible. We have run this session for Stag group and Hen dos. We have also take a family with a 10yr old. So, we can make this adventure totally applicable to your style of group. But be ready for big jumps, big pools and a totally challenging adventure.

As this gorge is very open there are many sections that you can opt to miss out. So if a member of your group is a bit cautious and wants to come but is not sure they can do it all, they don’t have to worry they can choose. Chat to us and we can give you further info.

The Esk Gorge is based in the Esk river in the middle of the Lake District.  You will meet us at the bottom of the Hardknott pass. We’ll give you directions at booking but you can access this venue from the West down Eskdale or journey over the Wrynose and Hardknott pass from Ambleside.

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Half-day sessions run as follows:
Morning 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Afternoon 1:30 pm to 4:30pm. That’s three full hours of activity.

Full-day sessions run as follow:
9:30 am to 4:30 pm. That’s seven full hours of activity.

We realise how valuable your time is and this reflects in our attention to giving you a full session. We always get to the meeting venue early arrange our kit and make sure we are ready to go. This enables us to optimise the contact time with you, giving you real value for money and attention to your experience.

Half-day activities are really fun and do combine very well with other activities. E.g. many people book rock climbing or abseiling in the morning and ghyll scrambling or canyoning in the afternoon.

These half-day combinations and our all-day sessions can be viewed here: Mix n Match options on this page here.

The kit we provide:

For all our ghyll scrambling and canyoning sessions, we provide full-length wetsuits with arms.  These are very flexible and comfortable. We have a wide range of sizes to enable a good fit.

We also provide helmets, harness and buoyancy aids where appropriate depending on which session you are on.

Do you need to bring anything?

Yes, please bring socks and trainers to wear during the session. These must-have laces and be proper shoes (do NOT bring slip-on water shoes).

Under the wetsuit please wear a swimsuit or underpants. If you have a rash vest, thermal top or football shirt, this will be a nice layer to wear but is not essential.
You will need a big towel for afterwards and lads don’t forget a spare pair of underpants.
And lastly, we ask everyone to bring a pair of shorts (ideally board shorts) but these are to give you some dignity and protect the bum of the wetsuit.

As this is an ALL-day activity we will need to carry our kit along the bank of the river to the venue to get changed and so if you have a big rucksack to put the kit in and lunch, warm drink etc it makes things a little easier.

We’ll send you a PDF of info at booking

We provide private activities sessions solely for you, 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 join individuals together to make a big group.

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 this is why we charge for the instructor, allowing us to focus on giving you the best experience.

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.


Your private session costs £250 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £45 per half-day session.
Child £35 per half-day session (under 18 yrs)
5 adults would be £250
2 adults and 5 children would be: £250 + (2x additional child @£35) total price =£320


Your private session costs £375 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £75 per full-day session.
Child £55 per full-day session (under 18 yrs)
4 Adults & 4 children would be: £375 + (3x additional child @£55) total price =£540

Book Esk Gorge Canyoning

Esk Gorge canyoning is a full-day activity. You can view other adventure activities here with one of our other adventure options.

Each private full-day activity costs £375 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Adult £75 per full-day session.
Child £55 per full-day session (under 18 yrs)

Choose from the dropdown menu any combination of the 1/2 day activities on offer.

This will mean you book two activities at a reduced full-day discount price.

If you require the 1/2 day activities on different days you must book each half-day separately on the respective pages.

Each private full-day activity costs £375 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.

e.g. 5 adults and 3 children will be £375 plus (3 x additional children @ £55=£165) total fee £540

Terms & Conditions

For groups up 5 People select the activity date and book.

For 6 or more only add ADDITIONAL people then book.