C19 Update

In-line with current guidelines, we are running this activity at limited venues, with adjustments in place to ensure everyone's safety. 

Ghyll Scrambling / Gorge Walking in the Lake District.

Different names, same activity!

Ghyll Scrambling is just what we call Gorge Walking here in the Lake District. 

Meeting at the National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park in Langdale, you will be issued with your kit for the day before heading up into Stickle Ghyll with your instructor. Once in the Ghyll you will scramble / climb / wade / swim upstream, getting very wet, and having loads of fun along the way (please note that all the swimming sections are easily avoidable - you do not have to be a strong swimmer to enjoy this activity, just water confident). 


We will agree a start time with you when you make your booking.

The duration of the activity will depend on a few factors - weather conditions, water levels, group ability etc. As a guide though expect the activity to last around 3 hours from meeting your instructor to saying goodbye.


National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park, Langdale. Postcode LA229JU.

(Please note this is the large car park next to the Stickle Barn Pub, on your RIGHT coming from Ambleside. NOT the National Park car park, which is the first one you see on your left.)

This is a pay and display carpark - remember to bring some change!

Suitable for

Ages 7+

You will encounter deep water during this activity, but these sections are avoidable. You don't have to be a strong swimmer, but water confidence is a must. If you are concerned about your swimming ability then let your instructor know and they will help you.

Equipment / clothing

You will need to bring:

  • Secure trainers or walking boots (Crocs / sandals are not suitable)

  • Spare socks

  • Something to wear beneath a wetsuit - swimming trunks / swim suit / shorts

  • A towel

  • Any medication you may need e.g. Inhaler / Epi-pen or similar

We will provide:

  • Wetsuit

  • Helmet

  • All other technical equipment 


£165.00 (up to 6 participants)

(Note this is per group, not per person!)