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Ghyll Scrambling in the Lake District


Lake District Ghyll Scrambling  

There's one thing we have a lot of in the Lake District - Water! And there is one thing we definitely can't (so far) control - the weather! And that is why Ghyll Scrambling (also known as Gorge Walking) is the perfect activity to book in on your trip to the Lake District. There are a few different fun ghylls we can scramble here in the Lake District. Some will see you sliding down natural features or jumping into plunge pools, and others climbing up waterfalls. If you want to crank it up a level you can head for a session of 'Epic Canyoning'. This will see you abseil some huge waterfalls with the amazing fells as a backdrop as you go. Ghyll Scrambling and Canyoning makes the perfect stag or hen party activity, and if you want twice as much adventure, check out our Adventure Days. 

Full technical kit will be provided (wetsuit, buoyancy aids, helmets, harnesses, ropes etc) but you will be required to bring shoes and underclothes for wearing in the ghyll, plus a dry change for after. A full kit list will be provided upon booking. Expect a bucket load of cool pics after your activity too!

Ghyll Scrambling Options - Suitable for 7years+

Stoneycroft Ghyll - 'The Downie'

This popular ghyll is situated in the northern Lake District just 15 minutes from Keswick. After a 15 minute gradual walk uphill we get into the top of the ghyll ready to descend it. The ghyll we see you slide now natural features, scramble down drops and jump into plunge pools. 1-2 Hour Experience. 

Bespoke bookings only - pick a date and time to suit you!

Stickle Ghyll - 'The Uppy'


Situated just 20 minutes from Ambleside in the gorgeous Langdale valley, this ghyll is tackled in ascent. We get into the ghyll almost immediately after leaving the car park and you ill climb a series of waterfalls, jump into pools and tackle various other natural features. The highlight of this ghyll is climbing a 10m waterfall right at the end. 1-2 Hour Experience. Bespoke bookings only - pick a date and time to suit you!

Church Beck - 'One for the Brave'

Church Beck is located in Coniston and put simply, is pretty awesome! After a 15 minute walk uphill we get in the ghyll and after just a few metres you'll find yourself being lowered down a waterfall! The fun is continuous, and some of the obstacles, such as a (optional) jump into a narrow gorge or slipping down a natural rock slide into a deep pool do take some bravery. 1-2 hour experience. Bespoke bookings only - pick a date and time to suit you!

Ghyll Scrambling in the Lake District

Epic Canyoning Options - Suitable for adults and kids age 10+ on some of the routes.
Previous Ghyll Scrambling experience preferred. Bravery Essential!

Stoneycroft Ghyll Full Descent 

Enjoy the upper section of Stoneycroft Ghyll as explained above, but then continue on down into the ravine. You'll take on a series of abseils in a jungle-esque setting. 3 Hour Experience

Bespoke Trips available only. Bespoke trips can be run for 3 or more people. £70pp.

The Lakes 'Ultimate' - Esk Gorge


Biiiig jumps into amazing pools, all in an amazing setting. This gorge kicks off with a 1 hour walk along the valley floor, we get kitted up and then the fun starts. Esk Gorge really is the ultimate ghyll scrambling experience if you want a full day of adventure and enjoy (optional) big jumps. 

Bespoke Trips available only. Bespoke trips can be run for 4 or more people. £85pp. 


Make a day of it!

Planning a Stag or Hen, or fancy an Adventure Day?
Suitable for folks of all ages and abilities

Make a full day of it and combine a Ghyll Scrambling experience with a Rock Climbing session or Via Ferrata experience! 

If you pick the Rock Climbing you'll enjoy a 3 hour session during which you'll learn some vital climbing skills such as tying in to a rope and belaying. You'll get to enjoy multiple climbs and possibly even an abseil. If you pick Via Ferrata we'll aim to complete the 'Extreme' course which involves climbing and descending ladders, infinity bridges and cargo nets!

After a break for lunch we'll head to the nearby ghyll and get ready for wet part of the adventure. The adventure day is great for groups of mates, families or for stag / hen parties. 

The Adventure Days can be run out of Borrowdale or Langdale.

Bespoke Days only. Bespoke trips can be run for 3 or more people. From £85pp. The perfect adventurous Stag or Hen Party activity 

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