Welcome to the UKCA

The UKCA is a non-profit organisation recognised as the National Awarding and Training Body for canyoning and gorge walking activities throughout the UK. As a non-profit making organisation all funds from courses and membership fees are used to develop and increase awareness of the sport in the UK. Find out more about us!

Canyoning is booming in the UK!

There has been a long history of gorge walking in outdoor centers across the UK but more recently the more advanced sport of canyoning is taking off. Several commercial companies provide canyoning trips to their clients and the number of recreational canyoneers is starting to grow. The UK has some fantastic canyons in some incredible locations, and many are still waiting to be discovered.

We aim to deliver high-quality, standardised, internationally recognised training and certification. The UKCA training and certification courses are designed for all canyoneers from recreational through to professional level. Our training courses are all standardised following training standards set out by professional experts. We're responsible for promoting the highest standards of canyoning instruction and guiding, striving to ensure that canyoneers and participants enjoy quality, safe and fun experiences.