Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Photo of Rock Climbing at Alston Outdoor Centre High Plains offer a range of climbing and abseiling opportunities, from the simple purpose built wall at the centre to climbing real crags in The Lake District. Our instructors carry Single Pitch Awards and have many years experience of encouraging groups and individuals of all ages to clip a rope onto their climbing harness and challenge themselves to 'Go For It!'

The thrill of abseiling down the side of one of The North Pennines highest waterfalls always encourages cheers and applause. Even those nervous of heights will be encouraged to descend the 17m drop at Ashgill into a gorge. As with all our activities we choose locations which maximise the experience, enabling participants to enjoy and appreciate the environment around them. A day out in the Lake District just 40 minutes away opens up plenty of scope for a real rock experience, on Thornhill Crag or other climbs. We can combine a days climbing and abseiling with an Open Canoeing trip on Ullswater.