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Ghyll Scrambling Lake District – well, it’s almost summer, right!


Stickle Ghyll, Langdale - Ghyll Scrambling Lake District


Ghyll Scrambling Lake District

Recent warm weather and a return to colour in the mountains and valleys throughout the Lake District start to turn our thoughts towards Summertime activities and all the fun they bring.

Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning have become firm favourites amongst adventure seekers visiting the area, and with so many brilliant gorges to explore and so much fun to be had, it's easy to see why.

We have been guiding gorge scrambles for over 10 years now and know the very best places to take you here in the Lake District. The brilliant regular venues include:

Stickle Ghyll, Langdale - this offers super easy access, loads of fun challenges, plunge pools, waterfall climbs, swims, and jumps all in a gorgeous setting.

Church Beck, Coniston - this is a step up from Stickle Ghyll, with more challenge involved and more swims! We offer this one as a descent too, this then becomes 'Canyoning' and wow things are going to get very wet and splashy!! Think, abseiling down waterfalls, big jumps into plunge pools, and lots of swimming.

Esk Gorge, Eskdale - looking for wilderness, look no further. The Esk offers an unforgettable experience amongst the most spectacular scenery Lakeland has to offer, and that's saying something. There's more effort needed for this one, but it's worth every minute. Massive pools of crystal clear water coming straight off the Scafell mountain range, huge waterfalls, and eye-wateringly massive jumps for those brave enough to have a go!! The swims, the pools, and the tranquility are the big pluses of this one though, simply amazing.

Stoneycroft Ghyll, Newlands valley - a canyon descent that's equally perfect for kids and adults, meaning perfect for families. This one is close by to Keswick, so makes sense if you're staying there. With an easy approach walk of just a few minutes, and once at the start it's action time straight away with fun slides into pools, scrambles, and lots more slides. A plunge pool awaits further on down the gorge and a finale jump / dive, just to make sure everyone is properly soaked.

New Langdale venue! - The photo immediately below is of an as yet quite unknown gorge nestling deep in the gorgeous Langdale valley. The main waterfall gives an abseil of almost 50 metres, oh yeh!! But don't worry, there's a warm-up abseil for starters. So this one is very much a descent, with a small number of big abseils followed by easy scrambling to the finish. We're really excited to be offering this new activity venue for the 2019 season.

Want to try any of the above venues, give us a call / e-mail and we'll make a plan. Check out our Activities Page here
We provide all safety equipment and have a large range of wetsuits to help keep you warm.



Big abseils in this gorge! - Ghyll Scrambling Lake District


Wild swimming in one of the many beautiful pools of the Esk Gorge - Ghyll Scrambling Lake District



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