Gorge Scrambling, Ghyll Scrambling; Gorge Walking - all the same thing. It's big fun from start to finish and can be enjoyed throughout the year, although best enjoyed between the months of May - October
It's the pioneering mountaineers of yesteryear we have to thank for starting this off. They would add interest to their walks into the high mountains by following a watercourse as much as possible. Boulder hopping, and maybe a little climbing too. Their aim would be 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.....very wet! In more recent times, gorge scrambling and canyoning have developed as activities in their own rights, and are amongst the most popular outdoor activities 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. A vast landscape 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. & Stoneycroft ghyll near Keswick. A canyon descent involves more jumping, sliding 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 good quality wetsuits for water based activities.