Women Who Love Adventure

Reasons why Women SHOULD Canyon. 

And why should women canyon? as there are plenty of different adventure trips for women.

Here are some reasons why I think women should go canyoning:

  • This is a fantastic adventure that gets you close to nature. It’s a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and it’s also a great way to challenge yourself physically and mentally.
  • Canyoning is also great for meeting new people and making new friends. Canyoning trips are often very social, and it’s easy to bond with the people you’re hiking and climbing with.
  • Canyoning as an adventure sport can be an incredibly empowering experience for women. There’s something about pushing yourself physically and mentally in an outdoor setting that can boost your confidence.
  • So those are just a few reasons why I think women should go canyoning. If you’re looking for an adventurous trip that will challenge you and leave you feeling accomplished, canyoning is definitely for you!

There are many answers to this question, and they may vary depending on who’s being asked and what agenda they are trying to fulfil. For me, the answer is:


Why not experience a sense of fun and adventure with a great adrenaline rush? Who wouldn’t want to experience this escape from daily life? Feel reinvigorated and free.

Canyoning - the next step

Canyoning is an up-and-coming adventure sport, which at the moment is relatively unknown in the Lake District. Not for long! It will be instantly attractive to adventurous people especially for women who love adventure and who love the outdoors. Adventurous people, be it men or women, younger, or dare I say it – slightly older.

Women who have experienced climbing and/or ghyll scrambling will find this to be a natural extension of these activities. It is

   • fun,
   • thrilling and yes, a little bit challenging.


Canyoning is a way to experience the outdoors differently, yet using transferable skills from other activities. Canyoning involves using rope techniques to abseil down waterfalls and complete guided rappels (zip lines). It also incorporates

   • big jumps,
   • slides
   • water chutes.

Why should we restrict this fun to men or the elite? As we all know ‘Girls just wanna have fun’  and women who love adventure will find canyoning is definitely fun! 

Let’s push boundaries; boundaries between genders, abilities and our own personal limitations - where we perceive we can’t do something before we try.
   • Develop new skills,
   • Grow in knowledge,
   • Raise your confidence and stature,

A woman is fixing canyoning ropes to an abseil rigging point

who knows, it could become a future career! Canyoning inspires people (men or women) to do the best that they can; to set a challenge and surpass it, to be the best that they can be. There are women climbers, mountaineers and fell runners, who knows, you could be saying - in the words of ICOpro- ‘Canyoning is what we do!’

Canyoning is inclusive


However, Canyoning is not just for the elite athlete or professional – in fact far from! Yes, I am sure those super fit athletes or thrill seekers amongst us will love canyoning.

But so will those of us who, for one reason or another, are less fit. Fitness is not a barrier to canyoning.

There are times when women have a perception that a certain level of fitness for activities is required. Too often we are guilty of saying that we can’t do something, instead of saying ‘I’m not as fit as I would like to be.’ This is a vicious circle, men and women alike don’t exercise or participate in active, social sport because they don’t feel fit and confident.

Yes, being fit will help, but it definitely won’t prevent you from canyoning. In fact, canyoning is a simple and fun way of saying:

   • YES, I do exercise,
   • YES, I want to develop personally,
   • YES, I want to learn new skills.

For the women who love adventure, by participating, you will increase your skill set. It will boost your confidence, enabling you to realise that you can do something which you initially thought was out–of–reach and unobtainable.


Canyoning and lifestyle

Canyoning can be a great way to de-stress and enjoy a beautiful natural setting. It's all about focusing on the activity and being in the moment. This can be good for our mental and physical health. At the expense of sounding twee, it is all about doing something for you. Let’s think about ourselves and our own well-being: mentally and physically.

So, ladies, what are you waiting for? If you're looking for outdoor adventure trips for women, don't hesitate to give canyoning a try!

By Rachael
Open up new horizons to try a new sport… canyoning is fun, fabulous and edgy!

Open up new horizons

Try a new sport… canyoning is fun, fabulous and edgy!

"It’s an absolute must for all women who love adventure"

2 thoughts on “Women Who Love Adventure”

  1. Georgina Kellett

    My first ever review had to do it as we had fab time in the Lake District with Lee ghylll scrambling with my family. Thoroughly enjoyed it really recommend it to anybody Lee is a great instructor and makes you feel safe and had lots of fun Thank you . Georgina Kellett

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