Abseiling in the Lake District

Abseiling involves lowering down a rock face with the ropes set up so that you are in control of your own descent. An abseil is a challenge for all ages that is also an unusual, exciting experience you won’t forget.

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  • Locations: Cathedral Quarry, The Hoad, Ulverston, Long Crag, Pike O'blisco, Tilberthwaite
  • Progess to: Adventure days
  • Duration: ½ day activity other than adventure days which are full days
  • Minimum Age: 10 (8-9 year olds can do a short one but the whole group would also do this height)
  • Premium/Adventure Days available: Walk and Abseil adventure day, All on rock adventure day
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Abseiling is an adrenaline packed activity that really does make you feel a rush of excitement. Lowering yourself down a sheer rock face is something most people would naturally and instinctly turn away from but with our specialist equipment and supportive and encouraging instructors, everybody goes away with a huge sense of achievement, buzzing and wanting to do it all over again!

 

Open Abseiling Sessions

Please see dates below for activity sessions that are running and have spaces available for others to join. FOR ANY OTHER DATES OR ACTIVITIES PLEASE SEND US AN ENQUIRY.

Last Updated: 16 December 2014, 23:14

From Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Tuesday, 16 Dec pm Abseil - Winter Cathedral Quarry, Min. Age: 10, Spaces: 8 Book
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Abseiling Details

Our most frequently used abseiling venue also offers the chance to explore some old mining caves and tunnels. This can be an exciting experience in itself but you’ll be safely guided and helmets are provided.

We also do abseils on the Hoad in Ulverston which is a shorter walk from the cars and gives fantastic views over Morecambe Bay.

What do we do in a typical Abseiling session

Abseiling sessions start and finish with a 15-20 min walk to and from the abseiling quarry from Hodge Close, this is a lovely walk along the old slater's tracks. On arrival at the abseiling quarry we walk you through a tunnel to the main cavern and out into the bottom of the main quarry where you can see the different heights of abseil available and the group can make a choice as to which they want to do (dependent on availability). You will then be coached in abseiling technique before taking the plunge and abseiling yourself down the cliff face.

All our outdoor activity sessions include elements of fun, learning new skills, going on a journey, adventure and coaching. Each session will have one of these elements as its main focus, either because the activity naturally offers it, (eg. Walking and Abseiling journey), or to tailor the session to the groups aims. Be sure to let our office/your instructor know if there is something you would like to learn, do or have concerns about. We will always remember that you are doing the activity as part of your time off and so your enjoyment will always be our priority.

Through years of experience providing quality outdoor activities we include all those small things that make your holiday so unique and memorable. Such as average instructor to customer ratios of 1:5 (so you have more time and are not rushed) complimentary hot drinks, and much more.

Why go Abseiling in the Lake District?

Abseiling is a terrific experience in itself but our venues also offer interesting places to visit and wonderful views and scenery to enjoy making it a journey.

Abseiling Activity Days

Adventure Days

Abseil Adventure Day

This Abseiling and Scramble Adventure Day is a rewarding adventurous, adrenaline packed day! The day begins with a scramble up Raven Cragg, which includes some walking and Single Pitch climbing - within half an hour you will begin to admire the beautiful views across Coniston and over to Helvellyn. With magnificent views to set up camp for a spot of lunch, there really are some great photo opportunities. For the afternoon, a walk over to Cathedral Quarry which offers the chance to explore old mining caves and tunnels, and gives the choice of different height abseils. Once you have completed the challenge of lowering yourself down the rock face, with the rush of adrenaline, a short walk brings you back to the starting point.

Climbing Adventure Day

The Climbing adventure day consists of Climbing, Scrambling and Abseiling around the Pike O'Blisco, or comparable venue, with the option of a walk to the top to see the fantastic views. On this day you can... • Learn more about climbing • Further your existing knowledge • Learn how to belay • Learn how to place natural protection in rock • Learn to set up belays • Learn about Climbing calls • Push your grade • Practice Climbing techniques • Do some Bouldering • Get out into the hills, only half an hour from the road.
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