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Ghyll scrambling in Stickle Ghyll

  • Cost: £55pp. Family & group discounts available.
  • Time: 2½ to 3 hours – starting at 9am or 1pm
  • Ages: 8+
  • Location: Great Langdale (click for meet location)
  • Difficulty level: 1/5 to 2/5 – easily tailored to your group
  • Parking: National Trust pay & display car park
  • Kit we provide: Good quality wetsuits; full safety kit including floatation aids
  • Kit you need to bring: Trainers; shorts; ‘base-layer’ t-shirt; towel/robe; dry clothes

💥 Great fun and accessible to all! 💥

Ghyll scrambling in Stickle Ghyll includes everything from roped climbs up waterfalls, smaller jumps into deep plunge pools and lots and lots of daft games and obstacles. A fantastic journey up this picturesque mountain river.

This trip will be sure to leave you smiling and is set in the most incredibly beautiful Lake District valley.

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This trip works really well as part of a full day adventure, paired with an activity such as abseiling or rock climbing.

For big group availability (more than 10), just drop us a message and we’ll get back to you straight away.

 

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Enjoying some air-time in Stickle Ghyll

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The plunge pool!

Got questions? Read on...

They start at either 9am or 1pm and last for roughly 2½ to  3 hours, but this is dependent on how quickly your group moves though the ghyll so can sometimes finish earlier.

Anyone aged of 8 and above.

Any group members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian. Sorry but uncles, aunties, grandparents, family friends etc are not classed as legal guardians.

Ghyll scrambling in Stickle Ghyll is based in Great Langdale. You will be sent full details on where to meet when you book. The car park where we will meet for your session is here

A useful (very rough!) postcode for planning purposes is LA22 9JU, but please be aware that this covers a large area and therefore using Sat Nav programmed with this postcode can often be unreliable.

There's no real limit, as we just bring more instructors along if you've got a big group. If you want to book for more than 10 people, just get in touch and we'll set up this up for you.

Ghyll scrambling is a lot more accessible than canyoning as all the obstacles can be missed out if you don't like the look of them. Often gorge scrambling involves scrambling up a mountain river, where as canyoning is usually done in descent.

Canyoning is a lot more 'full on' than ghyll scrambling and usually involves the use of ropes to abseil down large waterfalls. The jumps on our canyoning trips are higher and more committing than those found on our gorge scrambles and the obstacles cannot be missed out easily.

Want to know more? See our blog post here: https://www.lakedistrictactivities.co.uk/2021/06/what-is-the-difference-between-gorge-scrambling-and-canyoning/

The jumps in Stickle Ghyll are small. This is great 'intro' ghyll and is more about fun games and an amazing journey up the river.

Gorge scrambling involves scrambling up a mountain stream, so a moderate level of fitness is required. Stickle Ghyll has no walk-in though and the terrain is quite friendly, so it's a good option for those who are worried that they may struggle elsewhere or families with younger kids.

You don't need any prior experience.

There is no weight limit but we do have a maximum waist and chest size, as our safety kit will not fit a person larger than this. These sizes follow.

Maximum waist size: 120cm
Maximum chest size: 150cm

We have wetsuit sizes that range from Junior 8 to Adult XXL. You can view these sizes here.

If you have any concerns, please contact us.

A kit list follows. We will provide you with good quality wetsuits, windproof 'cags', buoyancy aids, helmets and harnesses.

You will need:

  • Trainers or walking boots. Running trainers are ideal. Converse style ‘flat’ trainers & ‘water-shoes’ are not suitable.
  • Pair of shorts (these go over the wetsuit). Any type is fine.
  • Base-layer T-shirt (ideally not made of cotton). This goes under your wetsuit. A swimming costume works well as an alternative.
  • Towel or robe (to dry yourself/get changed under afterwards).
  • Dry clothes (to get changed into afterwards).

You will lock your valuables in your car. You car keys will then be locked in your instructor's car.

We take loads of photos and we share them with you for free.

You can bring your Go Pro if you like, but we have to warn you that people losing cameras and Go Pros in the water is extremely common - even when they are properly attached with the approved mounts. This probably happens at least once a week so we'd advise letting our instructors concentrate on the photography while you concentrate on having a great time!

See the 'Book Now' panel above, or get in touch if you're having trouble.

See our generic FAQs here for info on our booking conditions.

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EXCELLENT rating
Based on 163 reviews
It was very windy today. The team were great and had a plan B arranged for us which was brilliant (and safer!).
S K
S K
2024-04-06
Had a great experience Ghyll scrambling. Despite there being a rather large number of us (22 on a stag do) the guides were great throughout and clear experienced. Really enjoyed the experience and would book again.
Holly Maughan
Holly Maughan
2024-04-06
Really enjoyed the day, slight disruption with the weather but they gyll scrambling was excellent, guides were very helpful and kept everything entertaining
Scott Maughan
Scott Maughan
2024-04-06
Fantastic experience. Would wholeheartedly recommend. George is very encouraging and patient, a superb guide and teacher.
Cpt Randlelwa
Cpt Randlelwa
2024-04-04
What a brilliant experience !! We Loved every minute of it and can't recommend it enough. Thank you for the organisation and instruction throughout. Still buzzing :-)
Nick Duffield
Nick Duffield
2024-03-19
Had an excellent time canyoning with Si! Booked by my partner who is much more adventurous than me but we both had an amazing time. There was one jump I was too scared to do and Si made an adjustment allowing me to continue with the journey in a way I felt comfortable. If you're thinking about booking this but are scared to take the plunge, my advice is go for it!!
Megan Copley
Megan Copley
2023-10-30
We had brilliant fun doing the ghyll scrambling with Si this morning at Stickle Ghyll. We were really well kitted out so soon forgot about the damp, chilly morning and had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and challenges along the way. The kids are already planning for when they can do their next ghyll scrambling adventure!
Kate Towers
Kate Towers
2023-10-28
Really great experience with excellent leadership. Kids left wanting to come back again as soon as possible!
Sophie Hopkins
Sophie Hopkins
2023-10-19
My husband had an awesome afternoon Ghyll Scrambling in Coniston. Our son bought him a voucher for his birthday and I've never seen him grin so much when he came home wet and exhausted. I would highly recommend
Debbie Smith
Debbie Smith
2023-10-17
We had a wonderful morning Ghyll scrambling in Coniston led by Si. It was a great adventure with lots of laughs and Si was a great leader. Would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
Roast Designs
Roast Designs
2023-10-04

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