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Longsleddale Canyoning


This is a full day canyoning adventure based in the Longsleddale Valley, near Shap.  

We will be using the quiet and remote valley of Longsleddale; the River Sprint cascades down in a series of waterfalls in a dramatic location. 

We will meet you on location at St Mary's Church in Longsleddale and provide you with all the equipment needed for a full day canyoning.​

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

We change into our wetsuits at the church parking area. There are toilets here and we will leave cars at this point, sharing vehicles to the head of the valley where we park next to the bridge. 

From here we will walk up to the canyon. The walk up the valley is around 1 hour and we will walk with the wetsuits half on, carrying all we need for the trip.

We will give a full and comprehensive safety briefing & demonstrations.

The instructor will take you through the canyon adhering to ICOPro canyoning techniques, These are internationally recognised standards for canyoning. 

This is a fully aquatic journey as we descend the gorge. 

Mostly you will be descending the waterfalls by abseils and zip lines - all of which will be rigged and set up on site by the instructor. 

We will demonstrate correct abseiling techniques and safeguard your descent as appropriate. We will move down through the watercourse, scrambling, jumping and climbing our way through - using the appropriate techniques for each section

We provide two guides where necessary, this is for enhanced safety and also for efficiency of movement, so we can move through the environment at a reasonable pace and stay warm where necessary. 

For the finale, we will be heading through the narrow section of the canyon, and finishing with a final jump into the slot. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified & experienced mountaineering instructor 
  2. Trained to ICOPro level 3 standard (International Canyoning Organisation for Professionals)
  3. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  4. All technical equipment 
  5. Professional instruction, coaching & guidance

What to bring

You will need to bring:

  1. Full change of clothes
  2. Towel/changing robe
  3. Snacks & drink (hot drinks are nice for afterwards)

Please bring and wear:

Base layer/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

Equipment provided:


Wetsuit Jacket

Spray Cag



Technical Equipment


A good level of fitness and a sense of adventure.

Expect to get wet and be out for up to 6 hours!


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

Group discount available

£105 per person

Mon, 11th Jul
09:00 - 15:00 · 6 spaces left
Tue, 12th Jul
09:00 - 15:00 · 6 spaces left
Wed, 13th Jul
09:00 - 15:00 · 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

St Mary's Church - Longsleddale LA9 8BD

Lake District Mountaineering
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