Ghyll Scrambling / Gorge Walking

A wet and exhilarating outdoor activity for all ages.

"Ghyll" is the Lake District word for a mountain stream; Ghyll scrambling is an exhilarating activity for groups young and old and takes place near to Keswick in the North Lake District.

During your Ghyll Scramble experience, you'll climb up spectacular waterfalls, jump in to deep bubbling plunge pools, crawl through tunnels and slide down water polished rock chutes. A full-on wet and wild adventure for everyone!

Don't worry if you're a little nervous, our excellent and patient instructors will assist and guide you on each challenge. If you really don't fancy one of the challenges, it is possible to just walk around. There is no pressure!

Ghyll Scrambling, gorge walking or canyoning as its sometimes known as is one of the most popular activities in the Keswick area. There is no denying it, it's ours too.

Who is Ghyll Scrambling / Gorge Walking for?

This activity is wet but incredibly good fun for little people and adults a like. The venue is chosen to suit the groups ability and age and taste for adventure. Ideal for a group or family adventure experience. It can cetainly be cold in the water so we provide full wetsuits to try and keep you warm. But please come prepared. We wil keep you moving to stay warm but you may get a bit chilly. Bring a go for it attitude and push your boundaries!


Up to 3 hours. 09:30 - 12:30 or 13:30 - 16:30


Minimum 8 years


Full wetsuit, helmet, and windproof jacket


Swimming costume, shorts, leggings or tracksuit trousers, towel and shoes to get wet in

Booking Information

COST: £35 per person (inc.VAT)

Min. CHARGE: £140 for up to 4 people (inc. VAT) 

IMPORTANT: If booking less than 14 days ahead, please contact us for availability before making your online booking.

Include Ghyll Scrambling in your adventure day.

Enjoy messing about in the water with your Friends or Family.

Give the Stag or Hen a day to remember.

Add a Ghyll Scrambling experience to your Corporate or Charity event.

Let young people have fun and challenge themselves in the water.

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