When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Horton-in-Ribblesdale (North Yorkshire), a popular traditional village. If you’re looking for a truly thrilling and unique experience, then a 100 metre free abseil into the iconic Alum Pot is an incredible day out. This will test your nerves to the edge (quite literally!) and you'll join an elite group of people who've accomplished this feat.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 8.00am. You will then drive to the climbing wall where you'll practise the rope work needed for the upcoming abseil. Once all drills have been successfully completed, you'll drive over to Alum Pot, where the rigging begins.
The guide will be with you all the way down and a second guide will be up top managing the ropes. You'll descend some 100 metres into the depths of this incredible natural feature until you get to the bottom. There you'll hear the gushing water flowing through the base of the hole. A truly awesome atmospheric place! You'll then climb back up the ropes using technical tools to aid your ascent.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and requires minimal kit or time. This is an exclusive adventure for Wilderness Now and places are limited. We recommend you send a booking request and we'll be in touch to confirm dates with you. Then you can book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Chris 'Jungle' Jackson
Chris 'Jungle' Jackson is one of the world's top caving explorers, with mulitple expeditions around the world leading the army, schools and for expedition companies. Yorkshire is his home and he knows the underground caves there intimately, delivering training sessions for aspiring cave leaders and bespoke adventures for private groups.
This adventure can be extended into a two day itinerary if desired (you can discuss this with the Wilderness Now team on the phone).
Guide will provide everything, so all you need is a pair of wellies.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Chris Jackson.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Technical kit
- Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)
How to get there
Train to Horton in Ribblesdale
The journey takes around 3 hours 50 mins. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds and then change for Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Car to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
London to Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a 4 hour drive via the M40 and M6 or alternatively the M1.
Where to stay
For a bunkhouse or single room B&B experience then The Golden Lion Hotel is a great option (BD24 0HB), from £12/person (bunk) or £55/person (private room with breakfast). Call 01729 860206.
For a clean and cosy country inn hotel experience then The Crown Hotel in Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a great option, from £50/person. Call 01729 860209.
For a cheap, family run campsite then Holme Farm in the centre of Horton in Ribblesdale is the place to stay, from £7/person, with lovely new showers and toilets. Call 01729860281.