ops blast caving abseiling quarry

Operation Blast Hole

one day adventure – Exhilarating abseiling and survival experience

Abseil into a huge disused quarry down slate faces that were blasted with explosives to give sheer rock faces with zero hand holds, go deep underground through a flooded cavern towards the light of day and rescue, build your emergency shelter, light your fire and survive against all odds.

Armed with our new survival knowledge, we will have the opportunity to round off our day with an exploration of the spectacular Cathedral Cave, accessing it via one of the longest tunnels where we can discover hidden caverns in the pitch black. This will be a day to remember – never surrender!

Join us for our most exhilarating experience to date, Operation Blast Hole is all about stepping outside your comfort zone and taking the plunge, quite literally!

You will be guided by our expert instructor in the below areas –

  • Learn how to abseil
  • Tie knots and rig your ropes
  • Fire lighting with only sparks and a knife
  • Emergency shelter building
  • Tree & plant identification
  • Water purification
  • Navigation
  • Cave exploration

Come prepared to get wet, muddy, tested and exhilarated on our one-of-a-kind Lake District adventure!

Please note this experience is only available April through September.

This experience is offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, giving you flexibility to choose the date that works best for you.
The minimum requirement is two adult tickets when booking this private activity.
Maximum: 4 people

This full day experience runs from 09:00 – approx 16:00.

location/meeting point

We will meet you at Hodge Close Quarry car park.

Google Pin: 54°24’21.5″N 3°03’20.0″W
What3words: blackouts.dumplings.deserved
Postcode: LA21 8DJ (closest available)

Please see the single day kit list page for necessary equipment.
We also recommend a full change of dry clothes and footwear for a comfortable journey home at the end of your adventure!

Operation Blast Hole Photo Blog here


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