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Gorge Scrambling Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge Scrambling Trips

Gorge Scrambling is a classic Lake District experience - are you up for it? We will be running a program again in the summer of 2018.

Gorge scrambling is a fun, yet challenging activity and a fantastic way to experience the Lake District.

Gorge 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!  

In simple terms, you make your way up the mountainside 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 provide all equipment including wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids.  However, on warmer days you may decide to go without the wetsuit!

Trip lasts approximately 2 hours.  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 gorge trip more tailored to your specific level of ability please click "Adult Groups" below.

Minimum age 10 yrs.

Gorge Scramble trips depart at 10.00am on the following dates (booking is essential):


Wednesday 26th

Friday 28th


Wednesday 2nd

Friday 4th

Monday 7th

Wednesday 9th

Wednesday 23rd

Friday 25th

Monday 28th

Wednesday 30th

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

Adult £35

Child £25

Family (2+2) £115 (minimum age 10 yrs)

To book a Gorge Scrambling trip, please use the blue book online button below which will direct you to our sister company's e-commerce site Windermere Canoe Kayak.

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

Experienced guide



Buoyancy aids

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!

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.

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.


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

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.

Download the PDF poster at the bottom of this page to use a poster on your wall.  Includes dates of all our Gorge Scrambling trips in July / August.

Book Online

Book online via our sister website Windermere Canoe Kayak.

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