I've always liked the idea of canyoning, but it seems that there's few places where it can be done in England. Does anyone know of any such places?

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    What is canyoning? – studiohack Jun 1 '12 at 16:59
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    @studiohack The Wikipedia article is relatively good for this one: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyoning – berry120 Jun 1 '12 at 23:29
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    sounds right up my alley! I do this from time to time, didn't know there was a name for it! :P – studiohack Jun 1 '12 at 23:40
  • @studiohack I've never done it (hence the question) but it sounds like something I'd really enjoy; hoping that it turns out it's possible! – berry120 Jun 1 '12 at 23:51
  • Trust me - its absolutely brilliant fun... :) – Aim Kai Jul 3 '12 at 16:31

I actually went Gorge Walking weekend before last near a place called Clydach (Cwm Dyar), and it was brilliant :) I went with a group of about fifteen of us and I organised it through a chap called Michael at http://www.lifechangingactivities.com/

There are some great places as @Berry120 has said in the Brecon Beacons such as the Afon Mellte - beautiful waterfalls. Often see groups down there. I went on my stag do near there last year and went swimming! But saw a few others clambering around in the river with ropes - tell tale sign!

In North Wales (Snowdonia National Park) sometimes see people near some of the valleys near Coed Y Brenin Forest Park.

Try also visting this site: http://www.canyonguides.org/ if you want to find places in Scotland

Lake District also has a few places for example the Esk Gorge.

Take my word for it, its absolutely great fun and can definitely recommend the above..

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Canyoning aka Gorge Walking or Gorge Scrambling takes place in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the best known location for this activity in the UK!


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From a search around, it seems there's a number of places that do it in the SW of England, Devon seeming to come up a lot: http://www.yumping.co.uk/canyoning/south-west-england

The other place where it seems to be popular is in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, and around that general area: http://www.adventurebritain.com/canyoning-in-wales-uk/

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