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Gorge scrambling in Keswick (Stoneycroft Ghyll)

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A narrow jump in the channels of Stoneycroft

We offer several great gorge scrambling experiences in the Lake District for all types of groups from the uninitiated to the experienced adrenaline seeker. This page is about gorge scrambling in Keswick, in Stoneycroft Ghyll. Other options can be found by clicking here.

This is the best gorge scramble in the north of the Lake District, by a considerable margin. So much so, we don’t both with any of the others! If you’re staying in the north then this is the option for you.

The Stoneycroft Ghyll trip goes again the norm and rather than ascending a river, this one comes down it via a series of perfectly formed chutes that we slide down and jump off! You’ll be amazed that nature has made such a perfect water-park style playground!

Gorge scrambling in Keswick is great for all abilities and ages from age 8 upwards as all the obstacles and challenges can be tailored to your group and avoided if you’re not keen. It works just as well for groups of friends or Stag/Hen parties as it does for families looking to entertain the kids.



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Great for everyone. Kids to Stags


Prices are shown in the table below.

Discounts are available for large groups – just get in touch for a price.

A great idea is to ‘mix-and-match’ to make a full day of activities, with one in the the morning and another in the afternoon. See all the options here.

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Your groupPrice per person, per activity
- ½ day
Adults and children aged 16+£42
Ages 8 to 15
(applies when group size is 4 or more in total)
Groups of 20 or more15% off the above prices

* Discounts for under 16s apply when part of a family/group consisting of 4 or more people.


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Slide down a waterfall anyone?

Ages and abilities: Stoneycroft Ghyll works well for all ages and abilities, from age 8 upwards. We can make your session nice and easy, or we can make it more challenging for those who like to push their limits. All the obstacles and pools can be avoided by those who aren’t keen. No prior experience of gorge scrambling is needed and you don’t need to be able to swim, but being reasonably fit will help you get the most out of your session. Under 18s must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.


Location: We meet for the Stoneycroft Ghyll trip about 10 minutes drive from Keswick, near to Braithwaite at the foot of the Newlands Valley. Precise details of the meet location will be shared with you when you book.


Times: ½ a day runs from 9am to around 12pm or from 1pm to around 4pm. A full day runs from 9am to 4pm, with a break for some lunch, or to move to the next activity. Exact timings depend on the size of your group and how quickly you move through the gorge.





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One of the many slides/jumps

Kit:  We will kit you out with a wetsuit, windproof cag and all safety equipment such as harnesses, helmets and buoyancy aids. All our kit is in excellent condition and is replaced regularly. All you need to bring is:

  • Full change of clothes, as you will get wet
  • Trainers or boots (Neoprene ‘water shoes’ are not appropriate, neither are Converse style slip-on trainers or Crocs)
  • Shorts to wear over your wetsuit – as they help protect our wetsuits and keep our costs low
  • Synthetic layer to go under your wetsuit (e.g. football shirt material, not cotton)
  • Fleece (to wear over your wetsuit in colder months)
  • Towel
  • Snack and a drink, or lunch if you are booked in for a full day of activities


Group sizes and ratios: Generally, we run private, bespoke sessions for just you and your party. At busy times you might be part of a larger group. If you want a private session, then just let us know (there is no extra cost). We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:10 – if your party is bigger than 10 people then there will be more than one instructor.