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The Mighty Esk Gorge Scramble in the Lake District

The Mighty Esk Gorge Scramble in the Lake District

£ 75

Eskdale, Lake District

Beginner & Intermediate
Guides & Tours
Eskdale, Lake District
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 2
Start time(s): 09:30
Duration: 5.5 hours
£ 75

Activity Highlights:

Welcome to the mighty Esk Gorge, the Lake District’s ultimate gorge scrambling adventure. Describing the Esk Gorge is a challenge in itself. While many gorges offer loads of fun, Esk Gorge takes it to a whole new level – it’s the biggest and the best. If you’re seeking an unforgettable wilderness experience and have most of the day to spare, Esk Gorge is the place to be.

Key Details

  • Duration: 9.30am-3pm
  • Location: Eskdale, Lake District
  • Safety: All necessary safety equipment and experienced guides provided

Itinerary

Your Esk Gorge adventure promises an action-packed day surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 9.30am: Meet in Eskdale and pick up your wetsuits and safety equipment.

  • 9.45am: Begin a scenic 45-minute uphill walk to the starting point.

  • 10.30am: Enjoy a well-deserved snack and change into wetsuits.

  • 10.45am: Embark on your first exhilarating jump into the gorge!

  • Throughout the Day: Spend as much time as you wish exploring the gorge, with activities tailored to the group’s preferences and safety considerations. Expect to swim, jump, scramble, and soak in the natural beauty.
  • 2pm: Conclude the gorge adventure. Return kit and change into dry clothing.

  • 3pm: Arrive back at the meeting spot.

Location

Esk Gorge is nestled in the remote and stunning Eskdale region of the Lake District. The approach walk, while gentle and scenic, keeps crowds at bay, ensuring an exclusive wilderness experience. The gorge itself offers a dynamic combination of swimming, jumping, scrambling, and exploration in pristine surroundings.

The precise meeting point will be agreed upon booking.

Prerequisites

Participants should be physically fit, comfortable in water, and ready for a day of adventure. While some jumps in the gorge can be high and potentially intimidating, there are also smaller and medium-height jumps, providing options for all comfort levels.

What to Bring

To ensure your comfort and safety during the Esk Gorge adventure, please bring the following items:

  • Spare warm clothing (fleece tops are recommended)
  • Pair of shorts (to wear over the wetsuit)
  • Swimsuit (for wearing under the wetsuit)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Towel
  • Spare footwear
  • Packed lunch, snacks, and water
  • Any personal medications, including asthma inhalers
  • A backpack to carry your belongings

Please leave valuables, mobile phones, and jewelry behind to ensure their safety during the adventure.

What to Wear

Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions and sturdy trail shoes, trainers, or hiking boots.

Why Choose Us?

We specialise in mountain adventures and outdoor activities, and Esk Gorge is no exception. Here’s why you should choose us for your Esk Gorge adventure. Our experienced guides are trained to provide a safe and enjoyable experience in Esk Gorge.We supply top-quality equipment and safety gear to ensure your comfort and security throughout the adventure. Since 2009, we’ve been arranging fun and exciting activities for a wide range of people, making your visit to the Lake District truly fantastic, or to help locals discover new wonders.

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What's Included:

  • We provide all the necessary equipment and safety gear, including:
    • Helmet
    • Buoyancy aid
    • Top-quality 5mm full-length wetsuits
    • Group safety equipment, including a group shelter and a first aid kit

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point.
  • Food and drinks.

Group Size of 4 and above: 20% discount

Discounts

Discounts

Group Size of 4 and above: 20% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend you bring a complete change of clothing, a towel, a pair of shorts (to wear over the wetsuit), trainers or walking boots, light refreshments, and personal medication (if applicable).

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 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.

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