LAKE DISTRICT GHYLL SCRAMBLING
This is where the action is… and perfect for all weather.
The word “Ghyll” simply means mountain stream. It involves the ascent or descent of a “Ghyll”. This can include climbing or jumping from waterfalls, scrambling through pools of water or going down slides.
The Lake District is known for its beautiful landscape, amazing scenery and of course its rain! Ghyll scrambling is the perfect all-weather activity and is our most popular booked on adventure. So it should be, it is incredible amounts of fun and has some of the best adrenaline rushes you’ll find anywhere in the Lake District.
STICKLE BARN GHYLL
Location: Great Langdale, Stickle barn
Level: Beginner – ( suitable for all )
Stickle Barn ghyll is located in the stunning Great Langdale valley and offers some incredible views in good or bad weather. The ghylls location means that it can be run as a wet or ( relatively ) dry session and can be run in just about any water level.
The ghyll comes with its fair share of challenges and has a few surprises along the way including a small jump and slide. Stickle Barn is ideal for anyone aged 7 upwards. All the obstacles can be avoided should you decide you don’t want to do a section, which makes it a great beginners ghyll.
The meeting location has toilets and changing room facilities within the car park. This is located right next to the Stickle Barn pub and makes it handy for a beer and grub after your adventure. It’s ideal for anyone staying in the surrounding area.
Location: Coniston, Below the “Old man”
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Church beck is situated in the south Lakes right below the Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam which are both classic Lake District walks. Coniston Village is a quirky and pretty village with some amazing places to eat and drink . This ghyll is great even if it has been raining a lot and is a safe bet even if the weather isn’t on your side. This ghyll is 100% a wet one and that is what it’s all about.
The “Beck” has some incredible challenges and surprises along the way including big jumps, pools, climbing waterfalls and slides that will get your heart racing. Most of the obstacles can be missed out if you choose to.
We run the ghyll during the warmer months of April – October. The Meeting Location is at the Old Furness road car park right opposite the small industrial estate. There are some free parking spots however its always worth having some change just in case these are taken.
WHO CAN DO IT?
Anyone! This activity is ideal for families, stag or hen groups and individuals.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It takes around 2-3 hours to “run” the Ghyll but we aren’t in a rush so you can go back and do any section that you like again.
A qualified instructor, all the safety equipment that is needed to run the activity such as a wet suit, buoyancy aid & a helmet.
WHAT DO I NEED?
We will provide you with all the correct equipment such as wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids. All you need to bring is a change of clothes, something to wear under your wetsuit and some old shoes…But don’t worry we will tell you all this well before your adventure.
WHEN DOES THE GHYLL SCRAMBLING ACTIVITY RUN?
Ghyll scrambling run from March – November however if you would like to book out of these months please contact us.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It depends on your group size for information about prices see our booking page and input your details alternatively drop us a call.
BOOK AN ACTIVITY
Please either select an activity from those listed below by entering your preferred dates into the date picker or complete the contact form below to begin the booking process for your chosen activity. A member of Mountain Adventure team will contact you once received to confirm and complete the booking process with you.