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Gorge Scrambling Half-Day or Full-Day in the Lake District

Gorge Scrambling Half-Day or Full-Day in the Lake District

£ 50

Lake District - choice of location

Taster & Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 4
Lake District - choice of location
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 2
£ 50

Activity Highlights:

Prepare for an adventure like no other as you embark on the exhilarating journey of gorge scrambling in the heart of the Lake District. Imagine climbing up waterfalls, leaping into crystal clear pools, scrambling over rocks, and boulder-hopping in stunning natural settings. Gorge scrambling is a thrilling outdoor activity that promises an unforgettable experience filled with excitement and laughter.

Key Details

  • Location: We operate gorge scrambling activities throughout the Lake District, ensuring you have access to incredible gorges no matter where you’re based.
  • Season: Our gorge activities are available from mid-March through the end of October.
  • Suitability: Gorge scrambling is suitable for everyone, from children as young as 4 to adventurous adults in their late 70s. We customise the experience to match your skill level and preferences.

What to Expect

Our experienced guides and instructors will provide all the necessary technical and safety equipment, including 5mm adult wetsuits (with 3mm wetsuit tops on colder days). They will also ensure you have a bespoke itinerary tailored to your group’s abilities and desires.

Each gorge scramble location offers a unique adventure. Take a look at your options! We can agree on a meeting point and your choice of gorge upon booking:

  • Stickle Ghyll: Ideal for beginners with waterfall climbs, plunge pools, and family-friendly fun.
  • Tilberthwaite Ghyll: Perfect for young children with accessible climbs, pool plunges, and tunnel squeezes.
  • Whorneyside Force: Adventure seekers will love the abseiling through massive waterfalls in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Stoneycroft Ghyll (canyon descent): An action-packed trip filled with slides, waterfalls, and swims, suitable for adults and children.
  • Church Beck: Fun challenges, waterfall climbs, and pool jumps await, with a small access fee (£6pp).
  • Church Beck – Canyon Descent: Take your ghyll scrambling experience to the next level with abseiling, plunges, slides, and swimming. This has a small access fee (£6pp).
  • Dungeon Ghyll: A perfect companion to Stickle Ghyll, offering climbs through water chutes and cascades in stunning scenery.

Prerequisites

No prior experience is necessary. Our guides will adapt the adventure to your group’s abilities and preferences, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Why Choose Us?

With over 15 years of experience in providing gorge scrambling adventures, we are your trusted partners for an outdoor thrill like no other. Our knowledge of the Lake District’s gorges is unparalleled, and our commitment to safety and fun ensures that you’ll have a blast while exploring these stunning natural wonders. Join us for an unforgettable gorge scrambling experience and create lasting memories in one of the most beautiful regions in the United Kingdom.

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What's Included:

  • All technical and safety equipment - helment, wetsuit, buoyancy aid, first aid kit.
  • Highly experienced guides and instructors.
  • A memorable adventure tailored to your group.

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point.

Group Size of 3 and above: 20% discount

Group Size of 4 and above: 30% discount

Group Size of 5 and above: 36% discount

Group Size of 6 and above: 40% discount

Discounts

Discounts

Group Size of 3 and above: 20% discount

Group Size of 4 and above: 30% discount

Group Size of 5 and above: 36% discount

Group Size of 6 and above: 40% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

The walks to each venue are short and easy. Once in the gorge, we do move at a fairly steady pace (although it can feel quick). A good general level of fitness is recommended.

This is flexible and will be to suit you. We often meet clients in Ambleside, or if you’re staying nearby we may arrange to meet at your accommodation.
 

Yes. Please bring at least one litre of water per person and a packed lunch & snacks. During the cooler months, you may wish to bring a flask of something hot: tea / coffee / hot chocolate / hot juice all work well.
 

We recommend the following packing list:

  • A complete change of clothing
  • Towel
  • Pair of shorts (to wear over wetsuit)
  • Swimwear (for under wetsuit)
  • Waterproof jacket & over trousers
  • Hat & gloves
  • Warm clothing
  • Walking boots / sturdy footwear / old trainers
  • Packed lunch & snacks
  • Water – at least 1 litre
  • Backpack suitable for carrying the above kit
  • Personal medication (if applicable)
  • Camera
     

Gorge scrambling is an exhilarating outdoor activity where participants climb waterfalls, jump into clear pools, and navigate rocky terrain within breathtaking gorges. It’s an adventure that combines elements of rock climbing, swimming, and hiking, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of gorges while challenging yourself physically. Gorge scrambling is suitable for all ages and skill levels, with experienced guides ensuring safety and tailoring the experience to the group’s abilities. It’s an unforgettable way to connect with nature and have a blast in the stunning landscapes of the Lake District.

Extras / Options

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts