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Church Beck Canyoning


This is a half day canyoning experience.

Church Beck is based in Coniston.

This session is up to 3 hours long.

We will meet you on location and provide you with all the kit needed for jumping, abseiling, sliding and scrambling in the gorge. After a 20 minute walk we will enter the Ghyll.

We will enter the gorge in the upper sections, close to the Coppermines Valley. 

Here we will descend the watercourse. 

The descent will be via a series of lowers and abseils down waterfalls and through the cascades of the beck. These abseil will be managed by your instructor. Each waterfall will be rigged on site and you will be safely lowered through the water and into the pools below. Your instructor will be using internationally recognised canyoning techniques affiliated with the ICOPro canyoning organisation. 

This is an aquatic canyon, and you will be fully immersed in the water all the way through the trip. 

After a few waterfalls abseils, the canyon will narrow and we will head down into the slot section of the gorge. Here we have a series of jumps that need to be undertaken in order to progress down. 

The jumps encountered here are varying in difficulty and height and a roped lower can always be taken if you'd prefer.

The jumping in this canyon is some of the most exciting we offer, they are not especially high but feel committing to undertake. 

All jumping technique will be demonstrated and explained on the trip by the instructor. 

From here, we encounter the infamous slide of Church Beck - sitting on the rock slide you will slide down and into the deep pool below.

There are more lowers/abseils lower down and some small jumps allow progress down to the main waterfall before exiting the canyon. 

For those still wanting adventure, we can enter the gorge for a second run of the jumps and slides. 

We will provide you with the following for a comfortable and enjoyable day:

  1. High quality full length 3mm wetsuit 
  2. Extra 2mm wetsuit jacket 
  3. Spray cagoule 
  4. Neoprene socks 
  5. Helmet 
  6. Harness 
  7. Technical canyoning equipment 
  8. Hardware & ropes
  9. Group kit & emergency equipment

Please wear swimwear under the wetsuit and a pair of shorts over the top of the wetsuit.

Please bring a towel and a hot drink for afterwards.

Sturdy trainers or walking boots are advised - no open toe footwear or water shoes

Are you ready for an epic day?

Combine this day with abseiling in Coniston or Climbing in Langdale for a full day of activities. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified & experienced instructor 
  2. A canyon experience using ICOPro techniques for your descent
  3. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  4. All technical canyoning equipment 
  5. Professional instruction, coaching & guidance 

What to bring

Please bring and wear:

Baselayer/rash vest/t-shirt (no cotton)

Swim wear/costume

This all goes underneath the wetsuit

Long shorts/board shorts (to protect the wetsuit)

Thin Fleece Layer

These go over the wetsuit

Sturdy trainers/walking boots

Socks to keep your feet warmer

Full change of clothes

Towel/changing robe

Snacks & drink (hot drinks are nice for afterwards)

Equipment provided:


Spray Cag



Buoyancy Aid


No experience necessary - just bring a sense of adventure and expect to get wet!


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

Group discount available

£130 per person

Tue, 26th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 6 spaces left
Wed, 27th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 6 spaces left
Thu, 28th Jul
09:00 - 12:00 · 6 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

Old Furness Road car park in Coniston or the John ruskin School car park - we will confirm which meeting location is best We will bring all the equipment to this location - changing is outside

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