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Outdoor Event, from 19 Feb 2020, £52

Cathedral Quarry Explore and 150ft Abseil

Cathedral Quarry Explore and 150ft Abseil



The ultimate adrenaline rush! As seen in Bear Grylls Mission with Warwick Davis

We'll take you on a 25 minute guided walk through beautiful woodland and 17th & 18th century slate mines with their rich history. The destination is Cathedral Quarry - bought by Beatrix Potter in 1929 and donated to the National Trust, it is preserved today for its geological interest as an important part of the local landscape. It is situated close to the village of Coniston. Here you can explore the awesome cavern and tunnels of the quarry. After exploring the quarry we'll make our way to the top where you'll have stunning views across the Langdale valley.

If your feeling brave you'll then have the opportunity to have a go at an abseil down into the quarry. There are 2 heights of abseil in this quarry - an 25ft for younger explorers and those who are a little nervous and a massive 150ft abseil for those who dare to go!

Our friendly expert instructor will be there to help you every step of the way.

Want to follow in Bear Grylls footsteps? Path to Adventure provided safety and technical support on Bear Grylls mission with Warwick Davis. Do the abseil as seen on ITV!

Age 10 upwards can participate in this open session. If you have younger children or times don't suit please contact us to arrange a private session.

Allow 4-5 hours

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 19 Feb 2020 09:30 to 13:30
Tue 7 Apr 2020 09:30 to 13:30
Advanced booking required. Book on-line or contact us to secure your place.

Under 18's must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.


Only £52pp. Visit our website to book on-line.

If our times don't suit your plans - private sessions are available all year round and start from £60 per person (based on a party of 4). Visit our website for full prices.

Discounts for multi activities and large groups. Why not combine this with another activity to make the most of your adventure or spend a few days with us and see more of what the Lake District has to offer.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Our activities take place in various locations around the Lake District National Park. For many of the activities there is a choice of suitable locations.


Keepers Cottage, Ashlack,
LA17 7XN


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