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Gorge Scrambling Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge Scrambling Trips

Gorge Scrambling - a fun and challenging all weather activity - is a fantastic way to experience the Lake District mountains - are you up for it? *Sorry, fully booked for 2019*

Gorge Scrambling (also known as Ghyll Scrambling) is hard to describe in a way that does the activity justice.  Until you have actually done it you will never quite understand what fun it can be!  

Approximately 2 hours. Minimum age 10 yrs.

In simple terms, you make your way up the mountain side with your group in a hidden gorge.  The atmosphere and sounds in the gorge are quite different from anywhere else.  You'll scramble up rocks, using your hands and feet, pause to catch your breath and look back to where you have come from - WOW!  You may climb a waterfall (or hide behind one) step into a crystal clear pool, slide down a rock.  Basically you make the activity up as you go along - with the help of an expert guide. Eventually, you'll emerge to some of the most stunning views in England!

As with all our guided trips we tailor the exact route taken on the abilities of the whole group.  Suffice to say, you'll probably get wet and are likely to end up swimming at some point (because it's fun!) However, if you prefer to take a dryer route you can usually by-pass the most technical sections.

We normally finish near a good cafe / eatery for that well deserved hot / celebratory drink!

If you are a group of physically fit adults (6 or more) and would like a challenging gorge trip tailored to your specific level of ability, please click "Adult Groups" below.

Sorry! All our Gorge Scramble Trips for summer 2019 are now FULLY BOOKED.

If you would like to book a Private Gorge Scramble trip this summer, please email office@total-adventure.co.uk as we may be able to run a private session for you on your preferred date.  We will however need some advance notice to organise this.

£35 per adult

£25 per child ( minimum age 10yrs)

Our Gorge Scrambling trips can be booked at our sister company's website Windermere Canoe Kayak booking for Gorge Scrambling

For more information about our Gorge Scrambling trips, please email office@total-adventure.co.uk or call 015394 43151.

This is an instructor-led activity.  We provide all equipment including wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids.  However, on warmer days you may decide to go without the wetsuit!

Boots or good training shoes / approach shoes

Socks to cover ankle bone

Swimwear for underneath wetsuit

Thin thermal (or similar man-made material) for upper body to wear under wetsuit


Sense of adventure!

Start and finish locations will be provided once a booking has been made and we have ascertained the abilities of the group. We normally rendez-vous in a car park close to the chosen Gorge.  If you have any specific queries regarding our gorge Scramble locations, please call our Total Adventure office on 015394 43151.

We can provide transport to and from start / finish location on a cost price basis subject to availability.  Please email office@total-adventure.co.uk to request this.

If you are a group of 6 or more adults then we suggest you contact us to organise a bespoke trip.  This would allow us to tailor the trip to your exact requirements and abilities giving you all the best experience possible.  Please email office@total-adventure.co.uk with some suggested dates and a brief description of your group's abilities.  We will come back to you with a suggested itinerary and prices.  As a guide, our prices would normally be no more then our standard group prices of £40 per adult.

We can also arrange transport if required on a cost price basis.

We can also provide further guided activities to build a Full Day Adventure Package for your group.

They are the same activity!  Ghyll simply means Gorge in the local Cumbrian dialect so some people refer to this activity as Ghyll Scrambling.

Book Online

Book online via our sister website Windermere Canoe Kayak.

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