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. Enjoy a 25-minute journey through old slate quarries and picturesque woodland then spend some time exploring the magnificent cavern and tunnels of Cathedral Quarry. We'll walk to the top to see the panoramic views then, if you dare, abseil 150 ft down into depths of the quarry. Your fully qualified and experienced instructor will guide you down every step of the way.

How to Book:

Please contact us for availability.

Once dates are confirmed we'll send you a link to an online booking form with card payment facilities. During busy periods, sessions are available to book directly online (online dates coming soon for 2021). Rest assured - all our bookings come with a no quibble Covid-19 refund policy.



Discount available for large groups.

What we offer:

Our sessions are bespoke and are often just you and your party. During busy periods you may be part of a larger group. If you would prefer a private session just let us know and we will accommodate you if we possibly can - please enquire for price. We keep our ratios of instructor to client low so you can have a fabulous and safe experience.

Please note: All under 18's must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

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. View on a map.

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

Path to Adventure Ltd

Keepers Cottage, 



Kirkby in Furness

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Birds eye view of Cathedral Quarry