Ghyll scrambling in the Lake District is a fantastic family-friendly activity that involves ascending or descending a mountain stream and is a great way to explore and challenge yourself. There are numerous venues throughout the Lakes that are regularly used for Ghyll Scrambling and are generally suitable as a half-day activity (with the exception of Esk Gorge which requires a full day). Is typically, but not exclusively a wet activity and we provide wetsuits and all the technical equipment that you will need. We have listed a few of the more popular venues below and will be happy to suggest alternatives if you are looking for something a bit different.
This ghyll scramble never disappoints! We run this activity in descent which involves jumping, sliding and diving into beautiful emerald coloured plunge-pools. For those who want a bit more (and aren’t too cold), there is a lower section called Stoneycroft gorge. In favourable conditions (when the water level is not too high), the gorge can be descended via a series of abseils or ‘lowers.’ This can be done in addition to the top section, or as an alternative.
This gorge is not for the faint-hearted. It features bigger jumps and deeper water than typically found in other Lakeland ghylls. Due to its isolated position, this activity is run as a full day activity and is not suitable for children.
These activities are priced per person assuming a group of four or more. If your group is less than four, we charge a flat rate. Your booking will be treated as private unless you give us permission to open it up to the public as a scheduled activity. Please follow the links above for specific prices which include a fully qualified and insured instructor and all of the equipment that you will need.
Use the enquiry form on this page (it’s below if you’re on a mobile and on the right if you’re on a desktop device) and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.
*In extremely wet conditions any of the above activities may be cancelled for safety reasons in which case a full refund will be issued or an option to re-book.
We will provide all of the safety equipment required, however, you will need to bring some of your own personal items including:
*Please note that it is not practical to take any personal items with you during the activity and jewellery should be removed.