Rock scrambling in the Lake District

Bridge the gap between walking and climbing and get your hands on the rock.
Scramble up rocky steps, slabs, chimneys and arêtes to a mountain summit in the company of our experienced instructors.

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Scrambling with Lakeland Ascents

This page is about experiencing a beginner’s scramble as a half-day adventure experience. We also offer:

  • Scrambling courses: for those who want to learn the skills to enable them to scramble safely on their own
  • Guided scrambling: full-day ‘graded’ scrambling routes in the high mountains

Scrambling in the Lake District is great fun for groups and is also a really good way of tiring out the kids. It works really well as a half-day session, enabling you to create your perfect multi-activity day by marrying this activity up with half a day of abseilingrock climbinggorge scrambling (aka. ghyll scrambling) or canyoning.

Scrambling is also perfect for Hen and Stag parties and is brilliant as part of a team building day for corporate clients.



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Scrambling up the final slabs on Jacks Rake


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 and check availability or use the Contact Form above to send us a message with a different question. 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£39
Groups of 20 or more15% off the above prices


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Great atmospheric scrambling conditions

Ages and abilities: Rock scrambling works for all ages and abilities, from age 8 upwards. We have more friendly walls to drops that will definitely make your legs shake! Under 18s must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

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 1:8 – if your party is bigger than 8 people then there will be more than one instructor.

Venue: We will choose a venue that suits your aspirations and minimises the travelling that you need to do. In the Lake District we have rock climbing venues in areas like  Coniston and Langdale, as well as further north in the Keswick and Borrowdale areas.

Kit:  We will share a kit list with you when you book, but all you really need are warm and waterproof ‘outdoor’ clothes and footwear. We will provide all safety equipment such as harnesses and helmets, plus buoyancy aids and wetsuits if you are joining us gorge scrambling or canyoning. All our kit is in excellent condition and is replaced regularly.

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.

Adventure days