Canyoning is more adventurous than Ghyll Scrambling, something to really get your adrenalin pumping.
Starting from the top of the Ghyll (Cumbrian Mountain River) surrounded by the dramatic High Coniston fells: descent is made by jumping, sliding and scrambling between pools.
The day begins with a training abseil session where you will learn to use the equipment and what to do (it is too loud to hear instructions in the Canyon).
We then proceed to the top of the ghyll and begin the descent, who goes first, the best man decides! We recommend that all stag members in the group are fit and ‘up for it’ as Canyoning can be quite a committing activity.
This is a committing activity and requires the group to be totally up for it - hesitating is not what is needed. Consider also Ghyll Scrambling in the same venue for a equally wet option for groups with mixed confidence.
Coniston, Station Road Car Park, LA21 8HU
From the M6 get off at junction 36 and follow signs for Barrow – in – Furness. Follow signs onto the A590 towards Barrow.
Follow A590 to Greenodd (Between Newby Bridge and Ulverston). At the roundabout take the road to A5092 signposted Millom, Coniston, Broughton, Greenodd. After around 2 miles turn right onto the A5084 signposted Coniston and Torver. Follow this road for around 6 miles to the T-Junction at the end of the road at Torver. Turn right signposted Coniston A593.Follow for around 2.5 miles to the village of Coniston. Once in the village take the second left, Station Road signed Coniston Old Man (if you get to the BP garage you have only just missed it!) Follow up the road for around 200m, immediately after it banks sharply to the left and uphill turn left onto Old Furness Road. Park on the road or in the car park. This is a pay and display car park so you will need £3. Meet your instructor in the car park.
From Windermere via. Ambleside
Head north on the A591 towards Ambleside. At the traffic lights by the pet shop turn left (signed Keswick, Coniston, Langdale) alongside the lake and into the 20mph zone. Follow this round around and take the first left signed A593 Coniston, Hawskhead, Langdale. Follow the road left over the bridge and continue on the A593 for around 8 miles to the village of Coniston. In the village continue on the main road over the bridge and turn right just after the BP garage onto Station Road. Follow up the road for around 200m, immediately after it banks sharply to the left and uphill turn left onto Old Furness Road. Park on the road or in the car park. This is a pay and display car park so you will need £3. Meet your instructor in the car park.