Gorge Scrambling, Ghyll Scrambling; Gorge Walking - these are all one and the same. It's big fun from start to finish and can be enjoyed throughout the year.
It's the pioneering mountaineers of yesteryear we have to thank for starting things off. They would add interest to their walks to the high mountains by following the ghyll as much as possible, boulder hopping, and maybe a little climbing too. Their aim would have been to stay quite dry, they were heading out for a day in the high mountains after all. Our aim is quite the opposite, to get wet! In more recent times, gorge scrambling and canyoning have developed as activities in their own rights, and are amongst the most popular outdoor activity enjoyed in The Lake District.
What is it? Scrambling up waterfalls, jumping into plunge pools, scrambling over rocks, boulder hopping, and so much more.
This activity offers a great introduction to the sport of Ghyll scrambling and can be tailored for those with no previous experience or for seasoned scramblers. There is good challenge for everyone and it’s always loads of fun.
The Lake District contains some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Hundreds of fells create a vast terrain of rugged mountains. Ghylls can feel like secret places away from busy paths, offering an insight into a different part of Lakeland.
If going downstream is more your thing. We can offer Canyoning activities in the amazing Church Beck, Coniston. A canyon descent involves far more jumping into plunge pools, sliding off rocks into the water, and swimming. It's an absolute blast and highly recommended.
A few of our more regular venues include:
As well as our standard safety equipment, we also provide wetsuits for water based activities.
We ask participants to bring waterproof jacket and trousers to wear over the top of these. During very warm weather, just shorts and t-shirt may be enough for comfort, but please check this with prior to arriving.