Church Beck Gorge Scrambling – Church Beck Canyoning
Located in Coniston this exciting canyon is a true classic! Church Beck Canyon runs for about one kilometre, and is a narrow slotted canyon. Firstly your trip starts high up at the Miners bridge. From there a lower down a water fall gets us fully introduced with the Canyon. Generally the Canyon can be run at most water levels. However in high water, we can by pass and we start a little lower down at a more ‘easier’ sedate access point. Because groups are all different, we can accommodate for that and make things easier if needs be.
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Afterwards we continue to the ‘big jump’ Again this can be by passed with a lower off from a handy tree down to a ledge above the Canyon itself. Consequently if your up for it a 3 – 4 metre jump into a narrow slotted pool brings you to water level! Church beck gorge scrambling – church beck canyoning
Another swim across a deep pool, and we are in position for what is most peoples ‘ favourite Moment. The slide. A three metre slab and a similar drop into a plunge pool gets the heart racing! See video. Likewise this can be missed/down climbed if needs be.
As soon as we have completed the slide, we keep on heading down and it’s up to us where we want to call it a day. For some that’s enough, for others the urge to carry on is just too much and we press on. Afterwards a Scramble down an easy angled water fall leads to some cool water falls that we can get some great pictures from.
The Canyon in certain lights changes colour, and as a result casts some beautiful light on the canyon walls. From here it’s just a short walk to the path and then the get out.
In addition to Church Beck, we have other options depending on your location and or group abilities.