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Cathedral Quarry Abseil

Lake District

Abseiling - the ultimate adrenaline rush!

We'll guide you to the hidden gem of Cathedral Quarry - a disused Green Slate Quarry situated just outside the village of Coniston, bought by Beatrix Potter in 1929 who then generously gave it to the National Trust. You'll take a 25-minute journey through old slate quarries and picturesque woodland then spend some time exploring the magnificent cavern and tunnels of Cathedral Quarry.


Once you are through the Quarry you'll walk up to the top to see the magnificent mountain views and then you'll have the opportunity to abseil 150ft down into the depths of the quarry! Your fully qualified and experienced instructor will guide you down every step of the way.

An amazing experience not to be missed!

Catherdral Quarry Video

How to Book:

You can book Cathedral Quarry Abseiling online here. For all other activities or to book multiple activities visit our main online booking page


If you are looking for alternative dates/times, cannot find your chosen activity or have children below the stated age please do contact us to arrange your activity - we will do our best to accommodate you. For some of our more bespoke activities please contact us.

Please note: All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.



Discount available for large groups.

What we offer:

Expect to meet like-minded people on your activity. We keep our ratios of instructor to client low so you can have a fabulous and safe experience. If you would prefer a private session just let us know and we will accommodate you if we possibly can - please enquire for a price.

We provide:

  • Instruction from qualified and friendly local guides.

  • Harnesses to fit all sizes.

  • Specialist quality equipment. 

What to wear & bring:

  • Sturdy trainers or boots.

  • Suitable clothing for mountain weather including warm layers and good waterproofs. 

  • Small rucksack.

  • Snacks and water. 

Other useful info:

Suitable for: Age 12+ 

Fitness Level: Moderate 

Adventure rating: Medium - High

Duration: Allow 4 hours 

Location: 10 minutes drive from Coniston.

Follow in famous footsteps:

Walk-in Bear and Warwicks footsteps! - Cathedral Quarry was used in 'Bear Grylls mission with Warwick Davis' in which Path to Adventure was part of the safety team. Check out the video below.

Want to know what people are saying...

"We had an absolutely lovely time. Thank you, Heather, for being a wonderful guide and a professional instructor! Thank you for showing us amazing caves, hills and just sharing a pleasant walk through the forest.
It was scary to abseil but we felt safe "in your hands". Great experience, we were glad we did it! We highly recommend to anyone!"

Thanks very much 
- Tatjana P

"The first step is you have to say you can."

                                                                                               - Will Smith

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