A popular and thrilling activity - walking off a cliff backwards and living to tell the tale. We have the skill to give you the best experience with sites ranging from small easy angled slabs for youngsters to steeper longer drops for the daring. Session approx. 2hrs.
For the thrill seeker we can offer a memorable Lakeland experience abseiling into a spectacular slate quarry. After an initial training abseil (60ft) the adventure continues with a 120ft descent down the main face of the quarry, the last part of which is free hanging (our feet will not touch the rock). Minimum age 16. Session approx. 3.5hrsF
Sea Cliff Traversing
A gem for younger adventurers. Scrambling along a seaside limestone promontory on the Cartmel Lakeland Peninsula, is a great introduction to the pastime - set your own challenge level; staying out of the water (or not), exploring the little cave etc. Session approx. 2hrs - £35 for adults and £30 for children.
Climbing without a rope - sounds daft? It's not a bad as it sounds - scrambling up boulders and rocky slabs of easy grade rock can be great fun. Suitable for those who feel confident on steep slopes, scrambling challenges can generally be climbed or walked round (and we do carry a rope!). A great way to ascend one of the small craggy knolls on the edges of the Lakeland valleys. Session approx. 3hrs
Gorge Walking (or Ghyll Scrambling)
Call it what you will it is definitely NOT a walk! A great way to experience the Lakeland scenery scrambling up a spectacular mountain beck : traverse deep pools, climb small waterfalls, swim and jump in when you feel like it - it is a wet activity! Water levels obviously affect this activity and the fun is adjusted accordingly.
Mountain Ghyll Scrambling
For those who would prefer a slightly drier option we recommend a scramble up a mountain ghyll; while it will still involve wet feet - it is not the total immersion experience of gorge walking or canyoning! Mountain standard footwear/jackets will be needed for walking down the path afterwards. Also a good introduction for those wanting to become self sufficient in this activity. Session approx 3hrs or all day
Canyoning is an exhilarating way to spend your day. The day begins with a training abseil session in a nearby quarry, which allows us to complete a longer stretch of the Canyon. We then enter the canyon and jump, slide and abseil down spectacular waterfalls, surrounded by dramatic Lake District fells. Half days are possible but don't include the abseils. Minimum age generally 16. Wet suits provided.
Descend some spectacular waterfalls in style. Abseiling through clear flowing cascades is not for the timid. The full trip is usually a half day affair and is only for teenagers/adults. Full day sessions are available for adults only. Wet suits are provided.
For younger families we recommend a woodland stream scramble. Working together you can boulder-hop your way to the top, with small cascades and bridges to go under there is plenty of opportunity to get wet- for those who want to!. Session approx. 2 hrs
Bushcraft and Backwoods Skills
We run these activities at a variety of levels. Popular is the basic introduction: putting up a shelter, starting a fire with flint/steel, cooking up some basic grub (pizza/pancakes level not bush tucker!). For the more adventurous we recommend a whole day of bushcraft skills culminating in producing a meal on an open fire eating with utensils made in the woods. Sleeping out experiences also available.
High and Low Ropes Courses
Thrills to suit all levels of adventure seeker. High ropes elements come in a number of forms (all require life line belays supervised by a qualified instructor); tree climbs, high all aboard (get 4 people onto a tiny platform at the top of a pole), pamper pole/leap of faith(climb the pole then jump off into space - and let your harness and safety system catch you), crate stack (can you get the stack to 20ft before they collapse - requires teamwork and some initiative)
Tyrolean Pond Crossing
A kind of horizontal abseiling, but if your team don't keep the tension on..... someone is going to get wet! A popular bit of fun. Needs to be combined with another woodland activity like: low ropes, tree climb, crate stack, archery or orienteering to make a half day session
How competitive are you? Great fun for groups or families. Learn the tricks then navigate round the woodland course (look out for deer and squirrels) various levels of challenge to suit all abilities plas a highly competitive score event to really get the adrenalin pumping
Target archery, who fancies they could be Robin Hood? Needs to be combined with another woodland activity like: low ropes, high ropes. tree climb tyrolean or orienteering to make a half day session.
Have you got what it takes to takeoff on the High Zipwre? Best combined with another woodland activity to make a half day. Special event? Why not include an indulgent chocolate fondue while you watch your friends fly the wire!
Let the experts take you to interesting places by interesting routes.For beginners who want a flavour of the mountains, or for experienced walkers who want to tackle something a bit more adventurous like.Jacks Rake. For anyone who wants to get off the beaten track and see the best of the Lake District in the company of a knowledgeable expert. You can also develop your navigation skills or learn to use that GPS!
This has got to be the best way to get off the beaten track and defiantly the most interesting way to ascend a mountain. Choose either an introduction to scrambling and pick up some great tips to help you gain the confidence to become independent in the mountains, or choose a guided trip up a classic scramble in the safe hands of an experienced Mountain Instructor. (Not suitable for young children)
Special Interest Valley Walks
lakes isn't all mountains, there are valleys, woodland glades and secret tarns, all crammed with interesting plants, animals and archeology . Whether it's Coniston Copper Mines and industrial archeology or Beatrix Potter and the wooded slopes above Windermere, there is something of interest for everyone
There is very little as special as looking across fells in snow, it is a scene as old as time, yet pristine and untouched. Need to learn how to make best use of your ice axe and crampons? Want to get up high when the world is white? Call us to find out what fells are in condition and what will suit you.
Cascades and caverns in spectacular settings. Just a few miles from the edge of Lake District, spreading into the Dales, lies the largest most spectacular caving region of the UK. For a truly memorable experience we suggest a trip underground. Enjoy walking down the water worn steam passageways, negotiating series of small cascades to reach passages with spectacular formations including gower pools, stalactites and stalagmites. For the more daring there are waterfalls to descend and narrow passages to explore, all in the safe hands of an expert. .
For those with some 'previous' in caving; we offer a range of vertical trips of varying difficulty, including spectacular waterfall abseils, short ladder climbs and small twisty passages.
Lakeland Slate Quarry Experience
Suitable for families and those who would like an adventurous walk through some short relatively dry passages in the spectacular setting of Cathedral Quarry. For the more adventurous this can be combined with an abseil session.
Prices £35pp/half day(2-2.5hrs) £65/full day £5hrs). U16 discount £5pp. Longer or combined activity sessions or high adrenaline activities eg canyoning add £5-10pp. Mid-week off-season discounts available. (Please ask for youth group/education prices & accomodation)
Most activities are around the Windermere/Kendal/Ambleside/Coniston areas. Caving is near Ingleton.
We have been providing activities in the Lake District for all kinds of clients for nearly 20 years and are licensed by AALS (the HSE Adventurous Activities Licensing Service) to provide an extensive range of adventurous activities. Our qualifications and experience allow us to offer sessions tailored to teambuilding or other educational/training outcomes and advanced technical ‘tips and skills’ for those who want to do more with their leisure time.