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Activity Day - Abseil & Church Beck


LDM offers full adventures days for groups, families, stag & hen parties.  These days are bespoke and tailored for your group. 

We will supply the same instructor for the full day. 

The day runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and includes two activities, with a lunch break in between.

This day is based in the South Lakes, and is good for those staying close to Windermere, Ambleside or Coniston and their surrounding areas. 

On the day, you will meet your instructor at Hodge Close Quarry, near Coniston

This session 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.

After lunch, the instructor will take you canyoning in Church Beck. 

There is a change in location for this - we will supply a meeting location for the afternoon, or you can follow the instructor to the next venue. 

Church Beck 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. 

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. 

The experience can be tailored to the group, allowing for easier and harder variations depending on age and ability levels.

Contact us to find out more!

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

  1. Full length 3mm wetsuit 
  2. Extra 2mm wetsuit jacket 
  3. Spray cagoule 
  4. Neoprene socks 
  5. Helmet 
  6. Harness 

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.

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

What to bring

We will share full kit lists with you during the booking stage


No experience necessary - we can tailor the day for you and your group


We will send a full itinerary and be in touch personally to confirm details of your day

Group discount available

£85 per person

Sat, 20th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 8 spaces left
Mon, 22nd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 8 spaces left
Tue, 23rd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 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

Hode Close Quarry - Coniston. Directions and meeting locations will be shared

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