Church Beck



Time Taken:

2-3 hrs


Intermediate (suitable for most)

The location:IMGP3782

Church Beck is located in the South Lakes in Coniston below the ‘Old Man’. It is a great ghyll with a variety of challenges.

The ghyll can be ran even in times of minor flooding (group dependant) making it a safe bet whatever the weather.

This location has no changing facilities. Changing will take place in our special changing tents.



Whats involved?

Standard Verson:

This ghyll scramble involves ascending the gorge known as ‘The Beck’. There will be plenty of challenges and surprises along the way including small jumps and climbing waterfalls as well as a slide. All of the obstacles can be avoided should you not want to take part in any of the challenges that do not suit you.

Canyon Version:

All of the above plus some added jumps and abseils. This is a more extreme option and should only be taken by fit and able persons from 16 years.

Who does it suit?

Everyone from age 9 (all under 18’s must be accompanied by their OWN parent or LEGAL guardian). This ghyll can be adopted to suit most persons. You must be confident in water. For the canyon section you must be fit, able and over 16 years.

What’s provided:IMGP2799

  • Wetsuit
  • Cag jacket
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • Neoprene socks (colder days)
  • All equipment

What to bring:

  • Old trainers/hiking boots – no slip-on type shoes or crocs
  • Socks
  • Swimming costume/trunks or similar
  • Old shorts for over the wetsuit
  • You can also wear a fleece over the wetsuit if you wish for the colder days

IMGP5341How long will it last?

Either version will last no more than 3 hours from meeting to finishing, the exact time depends on group size and the speed everyone moves through the water and up the gorge.

What time of year?

Spring to Autumn.



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  • 9-12
  • 12-3


Meeting location:

The meeting point is Old Furness Road, Coniston, LA21 8HU. This is an industrial estate with parking. There are free spaces to park here but have change handy in case these are taken and you have to use the Pay and Display area.




  • Free parking (limited)
  • Safe bet whatever the weather
  • It suits those up for a soaking

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