Good tracks lead to a fully featured, escapable canyon. One of the best canyons in England
Canyon Descent:
Highest Drop:
Canyon Length:
Minimum Ropes:
1X 30m
Flood Risk:
Access Type:
Rock Type:
⚠️ 44.3km2
Duration: in, down and out:
IN: 45 DOWN: 4hrs OUT: 15 mins
Caution is required due to the number of white water hydraulics present in this river. 50m rope needed to set up guide lines. Often split into the upper and lower section, The upper has larger jumps and slides the lower section is more relaxed. AKA: Beezley, Baxengill and Baxenghyll. Access should be obtained to use this gorge from ‘Ingleton Waterfalls Trail’. A risk assessment, public liability insurance and Canyoning qualification or evidence of canyon training is required for both recreational and commercial users. There is a £10 fee for adults and £7 fee for under 16’s to use the trails to access the gorge. Access should be requested in advance, contact A warden does occasionally patrol this gorge. - Updated June 2023
Approach by Car: Drive into Ingleton town, view route below for reference to parking, be considerate and aim for one of the signposted car parks. Approach by foot: From the car park head towards the Ingleton waterfalls trail, here you have two options, either go clockwise around the waterfalls trail which is longer but the managing company advise or take the shorter route by going anticlockwise. The shorter route may be difficult on busier days. Canyon entry: Enter the canyon at the stepping stones. Canyon descent: A great mix of abseils, jumps and slides. Lots of different challenges throughout, be aware of the water movements in this canyon before you commit to pools, some sections are inescapable and challenging in high water. Exit: Shortly after Snow falls you will find a 2m slide this marks the end of the canyon and the start of the gorge walk. You can exit here and follow the track back to the car park. Escapes: Possible however some sequences are committing.
This Canyon is Guided
Before entering this canyon please call the operator(s) below to prevent queuing. If you would like to be guided through this canyon get in contact with the recommended operator(s) below.
Have You Descended This Canyon Recently?
If so we would love to hear from you in the comment section below! Let the whole community know more about this canyon, Information such as time taken to: approach, descend and exit are extremely helpful, as well as any new hazards you may have come across whilst canyoning at this location.  If any information on this page is missing, incorrect or out of date, please get in contact with us directly so we can rectify as soon as possible. 
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Jay Campbell
Jay Campbell
September 11, 2023 3:29 pm
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Great little canyon. Think that the water rating (A5) is a little high for the canyon, was more around A3. Final 10m drop can be rigged out of the flow. Lots of jumps and cool slides. Amazing shuttle with 2 cars, barely any walking.

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