Canyoning in the Yorkshire Dales
Your adventure starts at Leeds Bradford Airport, where you’ll hop on the helicopter that will cruise through the air at around 125 mph at an approximate altitude of 2000ft. The helicopter is a comfortable Bell LongRanger LIII which has space for 6 passengers and 1 crew. With a flight time of 35 minutes, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the amazing views across the Yorkshire Dales.
After arriving in style (with no need to walk up the hill) you will put on the warmest wet suits on the market and highest quality equipment. We will brief you and demonstrate how to use the equipment. Then we’ll begin our descent of this amazing series of waterfalls which are called Cautley Spout.
The broken cascade of falls tumbles a total of 650 feet (198 m) down a cliff face at the head of a wild and bleak glacial valley that flows down from a high plateau called The Calf, where the helicopter will land. Cautley Spout is in the Howgill Fells in Cumbria on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Due to the nature of this terrain you will encounter multiple small and large abseils, jumps and drops. Your friendly guide will teach you the various rope work techniques and technical skills required to descend safely.
So what is Heli-Canyoning?
In short, Helicopter + Canyoning = Heli-Canyoning. Canyoning is the descent of a steep watercourse which includes using more advanced techniques than those typically used in gorge walking and ghyll scrambling.
Book Your Heli-Canyoning Adventure
Please call or email to check your chosen dates. Heli – Canyoning is a very specialist activity and we need to make sure we have instructors and flights available on your chosen date. We currently have a waiting list which is available to individuals and small groups which helps to reduce the cost per person.
Please read our Terms and Conditions Prior to Booking
What do I need to bring?
You will need swimwear to wear underneath the wetsuit! For footwear we recommend you bring along trainers or boots and you will also need a towel for drying off afterwards. We will supply all your personal safety/protective equipment, the very best purpose made Canyoning wetsuits, neoprene socks, gloves and hood.