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Gorge scrambling Ullswater: Glenridding Beck is a delightful gem


Taking the plunge in Glenridding Beck

Gorge Scrambling Ullswater

This week we are being treated to a spell of glorious weather, with a big area of high pressure sitting just east of the country. This is allowing for bright blue skies and sunny days. It is still a little chilly though. However, we have thick and warm wetsuits so taking the water this morning was no problem for this couple from Thame. For more about the amazing wetsuits we use check out the Lomo website here 

As they were staying in the Ullswater area, Glenridding Beck was their preferred venue as it's so close by. This has nice easy access from the Helvellyn footpath and enjoys a sunny aspect, which is especially important at this time of year.

It all starts with a waterfall climb. With a powerful chute of water in the face, it's a tricky one, but both cruised it. Then it's loads of fun scrambling up and over rocky outcrops. Being sure to stop from time to time and admire the surroundings. Gorge Scrambling Ullswater is fantastic, as is the rest of the Lake District.

At the top of the gorge is a wonderful plunge pool with crystal clear waters. Here we can jump from the side of the waterfall into the deep water for the full immersion experience.

This gorge packs a lot into a short length of river, meaning our walk back to dry clothing is short and soon we are enjoying a hot drink too.

Such a wonderful way to spend a morning and one of the best things you can do when visiting the Lakes.

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Gorge Scrambling Ullswater - Loads of fun and exciting challenges in the gorge


Gorge Scrambling Ullswater - A refreshing dip in the plunge pool



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