Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

 

Today the Kirk family from Leyland joined us for 1/2 a day of abseiling at Cathedral Quarry in Little Langdale. We accessed the quarry via one of the many cool tunnels which open out into the impressive ‘cathedral’ itself. A slate cavern with a huge window, a massive pillar of slate holding the whole thing up and a pool that is so deep nobody knows how far down it goes.

The whole family managed several trips down one of the walls at Cathedral, including 9 year old Thomas and 11 year old Evie. Everyone did really well and overcame their natural fears at stepping over the edge to bounce down the wall with confidence. Nice one guys.

We left the quarry via another tunnel – 100 meters through the pitch darkness, via another impressive cavern (this one completely hidden from daylight). The Lake District sunshine and beautiful views of the fells met us at the other end – a great finish to a great afternoon.

Cheers for a good day folks.

 

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

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The main cavern at Cathedral Quarry

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