Canyoning is a multi-activity sport. It combines many different elements such as abseiling, climbing, scrambling, swimming and walking.

Canyoning, also known as gorge walking, takes place in canyons that have been cut into limestone, sandstone or granite. The canyons form narrow gorges with plenty of drops and waterfalls to negotiate. The setting is rugged and there is a real sense of adventure.

You can enjoy canyoning throughout the world, yet there are plenty of amazing and diverse canyons to explore in the U.K. and can help you to locate them.

Climbing down rock faces with the aid of ropes

It can be a challenging or relaxing experience, depending on your ability. A difficult route will include technical climbs that require ropework and there will be deep water passages to swim through, including plunge pools. Sandstone canyons can also consist of potholes that you will be expected to crawl through.  

You will be required to wear a helmet, wetsuit and adequate footwear. You may also have to wear a safety harness, depending on the altitude and difficulty of the climbs.

Canyoning is considered a fantastic team building opportunity for family and friends alike, as well as corporate events. It is a great bonding exercise; you will be encouraged to support one another throughout the scramble.

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Your expert guide will work hard to bring out the best of each team member. It is a test of positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to work well in a team. Many companies choose canyoning in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their employees. It will also help you to learn more about yourself.

Canyoning is also ideal for hen & stag parties as well as many other social events. Celebrate your special occasion by doing something new and exciting.

If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at the many canyoning activity centres featured on By simply requesting more information, the particular company you are interested in will provide you with all the necessary details.

Nothing beats the great outdoors!