The best ghyll scrambling in the Lake District!

Ghyll scrambling - also known as gorge scrambling or gorge walking - is one of the most fun and popular outdoor activities you can do in Keswick. Suitable for anyone - from those with no experience to those with lots - you'll head down a rocky Lake District mountain stream. There are plenty of fun obstacles including natural rock chutes, clear pools of waters, and even the occasional mini waterfall! All of this in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and under the safe guidance of our experienced instructors!


Ghyll Scrambling

£50 per person

Slip, splash and slide your way down one of the Lake District's beautiful ghylls near Keswick!

Packed full of adrenaline, ghyll scrambling is an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity that will leave you wanting more!

Our friendly and experienced instructors will lead you down natural rock chutes, through plunging waterfalls and into crystal clear mountain pools! Take on this amazing Lake District challenge that you'll remember for a lifetime!

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  • Minimum age: 7 years old
  • We cater for groups, families and individuals
  • You will require a towel, shorts and a bathing costume. Footwear with laces is required to be worn
  • Wetsuits and high-quality safety equipment are provided
  • Group discounts may apply
  • Length of activity: 2 – 3 hours depending on the size of the group

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Ghyll scrambling FAQ

1What is ghyll scrambling?
Ghyll scrambling, sometimes called gorge scrambling or gorge walking, involves going up or down a mountain stream. You are in the water for most of the experience and will often swim through pools, slide down waterfalls and scramble over rocks.
2What do I need for ghyll scrambling?
You will need a wetsuit and helmet for ghyll scrambling, which we provide. You will also need laced shoes you don't mind getting wet and a bathing costume to wear under the wetsuit. You should bring a towel and dry set of clothes and shoes for afterwards.