What is it?
Rock scrambling sits between hill-walking and rock climbing. It offers the chance to move through steep, rocky terrain without the need for lots of specialist equipment. This means we move more freely and cover more ground. The situations are often steep and the views superb. It’s a great adventure for all with plenty of challenge whatever your current ability level.
How much fun is it?
For a hill-walker moving onto rock for the first time, this is an all absorbing activity that is tons of fun. It may be that you simply want to have a fun day and visit a summit via a rocky route. Or maybe you want to learn some new skills related to scrambling. We can accommodate both.
At the end of a scrambling day with us you will feel enthused and inspired, but also pleasantly tired after a fantastic day in the mountains.
Where and when:
Below are listed a few places we go to scramble. Basically anywhere in the Lake District is good for this activity, so wherever you're staying it is likely we can go Rock scrambling nearby. Many of the routes are particularly easy to reach from the towns of Ambleside & Windermere.
From March to mid-November are all good times for Rock scrambling. It can also be enjoyed on damp days.
Is it suitable for me?
Yes. Ideally you will have a head for heights, although we have taken many people without this and they've still loved it. We can tailor the day to suit all levels and have taken children as young as 6 and adults in their late 70's. Rock scrambling can make for a really good family day out, it's a great way of tiring the kids out too.
What we offer:
Half or full day scrambles can be arranged and will involve one or more scrambling ascents of Lake District mountains.
Many of the routes are in the Langdale & Coniston valleys, near to Ambleside & Windermere. These are easy to reach. We focus on getting plenty of time on rock whilst moving through the mountains in a variety of settings. We do offer scrambling days throughout the Lake District and a few venues are highlighted below.
Price for half days:
£80 - up to 2 participants
£120 - up to 4 participants
£160 - up to 6 participants
£200 - up to 8 participants
Price for full days:
£150 - up to 2 participants
£175 - up to 4 participants
£210 - up to 6 participants
£250 - up to 8 participants
For larger groups please get in touch for a quote
The routes will be in some of the following areas:
You may already have an idea as to what you would like to do and where. A specific route in mind maybe.
Or are you walking all the Nuttalls or Birketts and wish to scale Pillar Rock?
This is at the very top limit of what we would call scrambling and is included in the current rock climbing guides to the area. A rope is essential for an ascent & descent of Pillar Rock. Whilst the scrambling / climbing is never too difficult, the steepness and exposure are severe! A day out to remember.