Intermediate (suitable for most fit and able persons)
What on earth is Abseiling?
Abseiling basically involves lowering yourself down a massive cliff face on a rope. It is a great adrenaline rush. Depending on where you come from in the world you may know abseiling as “rappelling”. In England we use the German word “abseil” which when translated means “to rope down”.
During these sessions you will learn the technique of abseiling and lower yourself down into a huge disused slate quarry. You may also get the option of exploring the quarries tunnels.
Abseiling is a great activity that will get your pulse racing. It is a good activity to book onto if you are worried about the weather forecast as it can be run in almost all weather conditions at all times of year. In fact I have never had to cancel an abseil yet.
The Abseil sessions take place in a massive disused quarry in Little Langdale. The quarry used will either be Hodge Close Quarry or Cathedral Quarry. Both of these quarries have massive abseils in the region of 100-120 ft. Stunning scenic views will surround you but they can only be enjoyed if you dare open your eyes.
Who does it suit?
Abseiling isn’t a strenuous activity by nature, however, it can be strenuous walking back out of the quarry, therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required. During the abseil the harness can dig in and therefore be uncomfortable on the groin and lower back where it makes contact with you. It is suitable for both adults and children as long as the individual is ok with heights. The minimum age is 9 years old. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by their OWN parent or LEGAL guardian.
- A harness
- A helmet
- All abseiling hardwear
What to bring:
- Sensible, warm and waterproof clothing
- Trainers, wellies or hiking boots
- Personal medication (e.g inhaler)
- Declaration Form
How long will it last?
Typically these sessions last around 2-3 hours
What Time of year?
Spring/Summer/Autumn/Parts of Winter
- 9-12 (half day)
- 12-3 (half day)
The exact meeting location will be given at the time of booking. The parking is limited but free.
Pro’s & Con’s:
- Huge abseils
- Great setting with great views
- All weather activity
- Can be a bit of waiting around for your turn with big groups
This activity is adrenaline packed and will leave you feeling EPIC!
Hodge Close Quarry
This abseil site is situated in an impressive disused slate quarry in Little Langdale and boasts a 120ft abseil.
Parking is free and the cars are parked at the top of the quarry so no walking!
This location is also situated in an impressive disused slate quarry in Little Langdale. This location also boasts a 120ft abseil.
This site has free parking and a 15 minute walk from the car.
Please contact us for further details