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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism


Ghyll Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling


What does the activity involve?
Transport will be needed to bring the group to the site. Ghyll scrambling is a mixture of rock climbing and caving using the stream bed. It provides an ideal opportunity and setting to mix people and water to create a natural adventure playground. Groups will take a packed lunch with them to eat on the bus or at the site. This activity is very weather dependent and may require changing last minute depending on water levels.

What are the aims of this activity?
Ghyll scrambling is an activity that combines personal challenge with teamwork, giving the group the chance to support each other physically and emotionally. The group may discover their own self reliance and set personal challenges within a created atmosphere of adventure and education with an opportunity to improve communication skills.

Opening details

Duration: ½ day (3hr and over lunchtime / packed lunch and 3hr)
Ages: 13 - Adult


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome


Newby Bridge,
LA12 8BD


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Map reference: SD 374897  Lat: 54.29904 Long: -2.96338

By Road
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in- Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the second turning after South Camp.

By Rail
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required.

Parking: free

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