abseil - Up to 8 people
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Abseil Adventure


This is a half day activity - lasting up to three hours. It will allow you the opportunity to abseil down sheer walls and vertical rock faces and experience the thrill walking backwards down the wall, controlling your descent. 

Your instructor will manage the session as you undertake the abseil. They will rig the abseils safely and provide a clear demonstration on how to abseil. You will control your own decent as you go but we will always have a backup rope clipped to you for ultimate safety. 

This session is run in two main locations, all close to Coniston and Ambleside. These are:

  1. Tilberthwaite Quarry
  2. Hodge Close Quarry
  3. Cathedral Quarry 

Tilberthwaite is a good beginner venue and we will always provide the opportunity to start easy and start small. After this we will walk 20 minutes to Cathedral Quarry, where we take a walk through through the caverns and explore the tunnels. 

We will then rig the bigger abseils, up to 45 metres in height and sometimes free-hanging in space, this is a great challenge as you descend down the quarry floor. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified & experienced instructor 
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. All technical equipment 
  4. Professional instruction, coaching & guidance 
  5. A private session - just you and your group

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Layer

Spare Warm top

Hat & Gloves

Walking Boots/Sturdy Trainers

Rock Shoes (optional) - these will have to be your own shoes

25-30L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water (minimum)

Personal Medication


Equipment provided:



No experience necessary - Abseiling is good for all the family, its a test of nerve and courage. We will demonstrate the correct technique and the instructor will coach you down the abseil


We will send a full itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£120 per person

Mon, 25th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 8 spaces left
Tue, 26th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 8 spaces left
Wed, 27th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 8 spaces left


Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

Hodge Close car park is where we will meet - this will allow use an array of appropriate venues for the session We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the session

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