Gorge Walking/ Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge Walking/ Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge Walking, a fun and exciting activity to do with friends or family, takes you up or down a mountain stream sliding or clambering your way along. In the Lake District gorge walking is known as ghyll scrambling; ghyll is an old Norse word for mountain stream and scrambling is a much better description of what you will be doing: you’ll be using hands and feet to find the best way along the ghyll.  Gorge walking is an all weather activity: it’s a great way to cool down on a hot day and you are going to get soaking wet anyway so it is a fantastic rainy day activity.

Group size depends on the ghyll and type of group but it usually no more than eight. Along with an experienced and friendly instructor we provide helmets to protect your head. You will need to wear fleeces or tracksuits (no jeans please) with waterproofs over the top and old trainers on your feet. If you have a wetsuit you can wear that but it is not essential. Everything will get soaking wet so make sure you pack a complete change of clothes.

If you would like to try gorge walking, abseiling and rock climbing all on the same action packed day why not come on one of our multi-activity days.

Please note we are very happy to run family sessions but we can only take under 18s if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  This is a legal restriction so no exceptions can be made.