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Rock + Water

Exhilarating climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, paddle boarding and canyoning adventures in and around Keswick, the heart of the Lake District

If you’re looking for adventure in the Lake District, let ROCQUA take you on an exciting rock and water experience!

Our rock and water adventures will get you climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, paddle boarding and canyoning your way through the beautiful Lake District, come rain or shine! We cater for various group sizes, whether you’re looking for a family day out with the kids, a couple’s weekend away, a daring stag or hen party, or a team building day for your staff. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80 years old, we’ve got the activity for you to take on!

Rock adventures

Our indoor and outdoor rock adventures in Keswick, the Lake District, will challenge both beginners and experienced climbers alike. Get the adrenalin pumping with an abseil down some of the best crags in Keswick, or maybe take on the climbing wall for an introduction to the sport.

1-Hour Climbing taster session - keswick

Get to grips with our 1-hour climbing taster session, an action-packed hour which is the perfect introduction to climbing. From £20 per person

Indoor Climbing - keswick

Designed for complete beginners. The perfect way to blow off some steam, meet new people and work out at the same time! From £40 per person

Outdoor climbing - keswick

Take on an exhilarating climb at one of the many stunning Lakeland crags, chosen to best suit your climbing experience level. From £40 per person

Dark Descent Night-time abseil - keswick

Descend deep into the darkness with our night-time abseil. A truly dark, adventurous activity for those who dare to take it on! From £50 per person

Abseiling - keswick

Don’t look down! Conquer your fears and brave the drop over a sheer rock face, just a stone's throw from Keswick town. From £40 per person

Water adventures

Ghyll scrambling and canyoning are the perfect all-weather action adventures, and a must do when in the Lake District - if you’re brave enough! If you want to slow things down, join us on the paddleboards as we take in the awesome scenery of Derwentwater in Keswick and its stunning mountain views.

Ghyll scrambling - Stoneycroft, keswick

A must do when in Keswick and perfect for beginners. There’s no better way to explore than to scramble down a tumbling stream! From £40 per person

Paddle boarding - Keswick

The perfect activity to view Keswick from a different angle! Explore Derwentwater’s islands, wildlife and stunning mountain views. From £40 per person

Canyoning - Stoneycroft, keswick

Our canyoning adventure is one for the thrill seekers! Descend the steepest section of Stoneycroft ghyll by abseil, taking in scenery that can't be seen from a footpath! From £50 per person

Stoneycroft Linked - keswick

An intensive double activity of ghyll scrambling and canyoning at Stoneycroft ghyll, in the beautiful Newlands Valley, Keswick. From £80 per person

Rock + Water adventures

Our rock and water adventure days are the most fun you can have in a wetsuit! We combine the best outdoor activities you can do while in the Lake District - climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, paddleboarding and canyoning. These exhilarating day trips are action packed for the ultimate thrill seeker!

Adventure Day - keswick

Take on the ever-popular Stoneycroft ghyll scramble before climbing and abseiling down one of the best local Lakeland crags. From £100 per person

Ghyll & SUP Day - keswick

Action and tranquillity all in one! Scramble down Stoneycroft ghyll and then onto Derwentwater for an afternoon of paddle boarding. From £75 per person

Coniston Connect - coniston

Two fantastic activities together in one day! A wet and wild ghyll scramble followed by a sheer cliff abseil - will you brave the descent? From £100 per person

ROCQUA Day - keswick

Our best in show! An action-packed day of climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling and canyoning for the ultimate adventurer! From £120 per person

Nell Waterhouse
We booked this experience last minute and it has been the highlight of our entire weekend! Emma and Brian were incredible, so friendly and knowledgeable, they were born to to this! It was amazing to be right in the heart of the lakes and the views were incredible. Could not recommend this enough, even in rainy February!
Dorota Czupryn
We’ve had an absolutely fabulous day with Emma & Brian. Highly recommend Roqua as they got you covered! Highly skilled and experienced instructors, they’d give you enough courage to do all the fun and scary stuff even if it’s your first time! We did the rock climbing, abseiling & scrambling. They were both very friendly and professional, and we felt in safe hands the whole time. We were nicely layered up to keep warm, they even thought about putting up the tent to get changed. We also got some treats, photos and videos afterwards. Honestly can’t recommend enough. Thank you so much! ☺️
Sam Phillips
What a bloody amazing day. Thanks so much to Brian and Emma. Can't recommend them enough - they added so many personal touches to make my Mrs birthday special. Thanks guys 😁
Kirstin Finan
We had an absolutely fantastic outdoor climbing experience with Brian. He was very flexible changing dates from my original booking and calm and helpful directing us to his location when we got lost on the way to meet him. Brian is a lovely, chatty fellow who made us all feel safe and at ease and helped us to achieve more than we expected of ourselves. Our day was rounded off perfectly with a lovely personal touch of homemade brownies and hot chocolate made by his wife, and a play around with Busta the dog. We will definitely return to Brian for more outdoor adventures in the hopefully not so distant future! Best regards, the Danes 🇩🇰
Jacob Thompson
An amazing experience in the heart of the Lake District. Well priced, adventurous and challenging activities, small intimate groups and exceptional guides to round off the whole package. Would highly recommend for all ages and abilities! Thank you Rocqua for an unbelievable day out.
Tim Gaunt
Cracking day out for all the family. Lots of chutes, jumps and scrambles. Brian was super friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. He even served up some brownies and hot chocolate afterwards! Highly recommended.
Zak hume
Absolutely amazing experience. We went up as a group of 5 for a birthday week and we couldn’t have asked for a better pair of instructors. Brian and Emma were very friendly and Emma makes some amazing brownies 😉 also if you get to meet buster he’s possibly the best Bulldog you will ever meet
Kirsty George
Brian was great with our 12 year old son and my partner who is scared of heights! We had a great time abseiling whilst visiting the area. The brownies and hot chocolate were a lovely surprise too! Great experience and we felt good value for money. Will be back for some water activities next time.
J. Alfred
Emma and Brian were amazing with me yesterday. Felt really safe the whole day even though it was only my second climb, was able to relax and really enjoy the climbing. All topped off by lovely brownie/ hot chocolate at the end!! 10/10
hazel gregory
Wonderful paddleboarding experience. Emma & Brian were very easy to communicate with, and rearranged the date to a calm one. They equipped us really well so we stayed warm & would have been fine if we’d fallen in. Emma was a friendly & helpful instructor, and we loved stopping on an island & being treated to hot chocolate & a brownie! The photos were another bonus. Good value for money, and personal service from a small family firm.

Your ROCQUA guides

Rocqua is run by avid outdoor adventurers Brian Robinson, his wife Emma, helped of course, by Busta the dog (the real boss!)

Brian and Emma are seasoned professional outdoor activity instructors and have a combined work experience of over 30 years, both in the UK and Jersey. Busta the dog, who you may get to meet on some activities, is still learning the ropes, but he’s mostly there for treats and belly rubs!

Both Brian and Emma are passionate about their work, and enjoy taking people out of their comfort zones and showing them what they’re truly capable of when in the right hands – with a few laughs thrown in for added entertainment! Living just a stone’s throw from Keswick means they are never far from the action, and most of their days are spent in the water, rather than out of it!

Whether this is your first outdoor activity, or you’ve done this before and are back for another exhilarating ride, ROCQUA will be your guide to some of the best rock and water adventures you can have while staying in the Lake District.

the ROCQUA team - Brian, Emma and Busta