Looking for a true Yorkshire canyoning experience?
Our canyoning experience day includes climbing to the top of an incredible series of waterfalls, with gorgeous views around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, followed by abseiling down a series of eleven waterfalls with water cascading around you. Expect to get wet!
What is Canyoning?
Canyoning is a rock- and water-based outdoor activity that involves traversing through a waterway. We think of canyoning as the ‘big brother’ of gorge walking and ghyll scrambling; canyoning includes using ropes and more advanced techniques to descend waterfalls. You can learn more about the differences between canyoning and gorge walking over on our blog.
Canyoning in the Yorkshire Dales
At How Stean Gorge, we offer the exciting opportunity to achieve a vertical descent down England’s highest cascading waterfall. Standing at 650ft (or nearly 200m), this UK canyoning experience is a challenge not to be missed.
Cautley Spout is in the Howgill Fells in Cumbria on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We’ll meet you there in the morning, and our guide will teach you the various ropework techniques and technical skills required for safe canyoning in the UK.
Due to the nature of the terrain, some of the techniques you’ll encounter while canyoning are:
- Small and large abseils
- Technical climbing or down-climbing
This activity day will involve a walk of up to 60 minutes to access the venue, followed by four or more hours to descend the canyon. You can find the itinerary for our Yorkshire canyoning experiences below, as well as guidance on what you should wear and other frequently asked questions. We’ve also posted our top tips on canyoning for the first time.
Want to avoid the walk? We also offer heli-canyoning, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take in a bird’s-eye view of the Dales before descending the waterfall.