A natural playground that brings out the child in everyone!
Ghyll Scrambling, Gorge Walking and Canyoning are all activities in a similar environment.
Ghyll is the Cumbrian word for a high mountain steam, climbing through them is an exhilarating way of interacting with the mountain environment.
We have wetter and dryer ghyll’s, we also have flatter and steeper ghyll's, ghyll’s you jump into and ones you climb with ropes and harnesses. There is a level of adventure to suit almost every family, stag group or educational group.
Ghyll Scrambling near Coniston
Wetter and lots of small jumps. You need a wetsuit for this one, either hire one from us or bring your own. A great fun session for adventurous young teenagers and upwards - instant book available
Ghyll Scrambling in Langdale
No need to get into deep water on this one, this Ghyll also has a path up the side for those who are nervous. Lots of challenges and difficult stretches to overcome. Great for all ages - instant book available
Full on Ghyll Scrambling (whole day)
You’ll need to borrow a rucksack for your lunch and spare clothes, oh and a harness and helmet, because with a whole day we can get into the meaty bit of Stickle Ghyll.
You will do all of the standard Langdale Ghyll before lunch and then put on a harness so you can climb over the very steep sections.
From £38.50 for 2 hours *includes VAT per person
all equipment included
minimum price is 4 persons, for private sessions
Can be adapted to those with mobility difficulties
Parking is free
Activity Details and Pricing
Ghyll Scrambling Langdale
A stunning view opens up behind, as you focus on navigating between the boulders and water challenges. Lots of action and challenges for groups of all ages. Conveniently it has a path running up the side, so the tired and nervous have a way to see the group without having to do the whole Ghyll.
Being drier and more mountainous we find this is best done in normal clothes and a waterproof jacket. There are still the options to get very wet
Great for all ages Lots of opportunities to work together and have a laugh
Church Beck in Coniston is one of the liveliest and most interactive Ghylls we use, with a lot of steep and deep features to climb over and jump into. Its chillier than the open landscape of Langdale Ghyll Scrambling, swapping less sun and views for faster water and a truly unique water carved environment.
Because it involves frequently getting wet we build wetsuit hire into the price.
A great fun packed adventure for more confident children and adults.
For the confident adventurer - sections must be jumped or abseiled. Having said that leaping into narrow slots of deep water is exhilarating.
Canyoning starts with an abseiling lesson to get you going and able to manage your own ropes and equipment, before its too noisy to explain. Only for adventurous older teenagers and adults. Everyone must be confident - there isn’t an easy way out