Ghyll Scrambling & Gorge Walking

Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking in the Lake District- The ultimate adventure activity

If you are looking for thrills then this is the experience for you. Ghyll scrambling - also known as Canyoning or Gorge Walking. You will be guided through a rocky mountain river, swimming in bubbling pools, scrambling up rocky climbs, jumping into deep clear pools and walking through flowing rapids.

 

Our Ghyll Scrambling venues:

We use a variety of Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking venues in the Lake District - they are mainly around Coniston, Langdale, Eskdale and Wasdale.  We can recommend the best venue to suit your location and group.

 

What we provide:

We provide all specialist safety equipment and instruction from qualified, friendly guides who are local to the area. We have full length winter thickness wetsuits and neoprene socks to keep you snug. We have an extensive range of sizes to cater for all shapes and sizes. We take pictures and send them out to with a link so you can download them in full HD.

What we offer:

We offer private guiding to families, couples, large groups and Stag Parties and Hen Parties. Private Ghyll Scrambling is completely tailored to the your individual requirements. Prices are based on numbers in your group. Discounts for large groups!

 

We also offer a small selection of open session dates during busy periods on which anyone can book. These are a great way to meet other like minded people. See open session holiday activity dates.

Please note: All under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Stickle Ghyll - Langdale

Located in Langdale with magnificant mountain views throughout. Classic Ghyll Scrambling with a bit of everything. Lots of rock scrambles and waterfalls, a jump, plunge pools and a few optional roped climbs, finishing with a big waterfall climb at the end. The least aquatic of our Ghylls in summer conditions.

 

You can choose to extend the Ghyll Scramble then walk the remaining distance to swim in a tarn situated near the top of the mountain. (Minimum age 14)

Suitable for: All ages and abilities

Fitness Level: Moderate 

Adventure rating: Medium - High

We provide:Winter thickness wetsuits and neoprene socks. All safety kit. A local expert instructor. Insurance

Bring with you: Sturdy trainers or walking boots to scramble in.

Price: Standard Ghyll - From £39 pp 

           Extended Ghyll - From £52 pp 

Duration: 2-3 hrs or 4-5 hours

Book full day and receive discount price: From £70pp 

Combine with:

Canoeing on ConistonAbseiling Coniston or Rock Climbing, Langdale

Esk Gorge - Eskdale

The Esk is extreme Ghyll Scrambling in one of the most beautiful locations in the Lake District. Well known for its emerald green waters, plunge pools, waterfalls and big jumps - up to 8 metres - this is a day out you'll remember for ever. All challenges and obstacles are easily avoided if you so choose in this Gyhll.

 

A very physical day that involves a 45 minute walk into the mountains. You'll carry your wetsuit, lunch, spare clothes and change once you arrive at the Ghyll.

Suitable for: Minimum age 14.

Fitness Level: Good

Adventure rating: Extreme

We provide: Winter thickness wetsuits and neoprene socks. A rucksack. All safety kit. A local expert instructor. Insurance

Bring with you: Sturdy trainers or walking boots to walk in and scramble in, warm clothes for the weather.

Price: From £70 pp

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Church Beck - Coniston

This aquatic ghyll is a wonderful hidden gem situated walking distance from Coniston. Inside these gentle canyon walls you will find a natural playground in amongst the crystal clear waters. There's rock scrambling, waterfalls to climb up and sit under with an optional roped climb direct up a waterfall, plunge pools to swim in and some big jumps/slides.

Suitable for: All ages and abilities

Fitness Level: Moderate 

Adventure rating: Medium - High

We provide: Winter thickness wetsuits and neoprene socks. All safety kit. A local expert instructor. Insurance

Bring with you: Sturdy trainers or walking boots to scramble in.

Price: From £45* per adult & £42 per child

Duration: 2 - 3 hrs

Book full day and receive discount price: From £76 pp

Combine with:

Canoeing on Coniston, Rock Climbing in Langdale or Abseiling in Coniston

Tilberthwaite - near Coniston

Fantastic Ghyll Scrambling for families with very small children. The car park is situated directly at the start of the scramble so its not far for little legs! There's loads here to delight the young explorer. A tunnel to crawl through, trees and boulders to scramble around and waterfalls to sit under and scramble up. Has accessible footpath along the side for a lot of the way.

Suitable for: Families with very young children

Fitness Level: Moderate 

Adventure rating: High for a little person!

We provide: Winter thickness wetsuits and neoprene socks. All safety kit. A local expert instructor. Insurance

Bring with you: Sturdy trainers or walking boots to scramble in.

Price: From £39 pp

Duration: 2 - 3 hrs

Book full day and receive discount price: From £70 pp 

Combine with:

Canoeing on Coniston or Rock Climbing in Coniston

Netherbeck - Wasdale

Tucked away deep in Wasdale - a great location if you are staying in Wasdale, Eskdale or Boot. This is a great all round Ghyll Scramble. Steep Canyon sides add a magical atmostphere to this Ghyll. Its got plunge pools, jumps, a cave, waterfalls to scramble up and a roped climb by the side of a waterfall to ascend out of the Ghyll. There is an optional big jump at the end.

Suitable for: Bottom section: All

Canyon section: 8 yrs upwards

Fitness Level: Moderate 

Adventure rating: Medium - High (very young children can still do the lower section of this)

We provide: Winter thickness Wetsuits and neoprene socks. All safety kit. A local expert instructor. Insurance

Bring with you: Sturdy trainers or walking boots to scramble in.

Price: From £39 pp (Minimum 4 people or full day booking for 2)

Duration: 3 hrs

Book full day and receive discount price: From £70 pp  

Combine with:

Canoeing on Wastwater 

Rock Climbing in Eskdale

* Coniston Ghyll Scramble is priced higher than Langdale due to landowner charges for use. 

Keepers Cottage, 

Ashlack 

Grizebeck

Kirkby in Furness

LA17 7XN

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