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Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning

Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning


The Lake District is home to some of the most picturesque lakes in Britain……. and lots of rain. The rain falls on the fells, the water collects to form mountain streams, These streams run down the sides of the mountains and collect in the valleys to form the impressive lakes of Cumbria. Here in the Lake District we call a mountain stream a ghyll. The word ghyll is a Norsk word we inherited from the vikings that simply means mountain stream. The ghylls are a perfect place to find adventure.

Loosely speaking there are two types of ghyll scrambling:

1. Gorge Walking (ascending a ghyll) – Climbing waterfalls and jumping into pools of water

2. Canyoning (descending a ghyll) – Abseiling waterfalls, jumping and sliding into pools of water.

So ghyll scrambling ultimately involves ascending/descending a ghyll. It includes climbing and abseiling waterfalls and jumping or sliding into pools of water. It can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities and is by far our most popular activity and rightly so as it is unbelievable amounts of fun. The Lake District is renowned for rain and this activity is one of the only activities that is even better enjoyed in the rain, making it a safe bet for a spell of unsettled weather.

Children must be accompanied by thier own parent/legal guardian from 9 years.

Children welcome

Opening details

Open Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 18:00.


From £35 per adult. £25 per child. Please see the website for more detailed pricing.


LA23 1AH



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Map reference: SD 413986  Lat: 54.37990 Long: -2.90395

Please note we operate in various locations across Cumbria. For more information, please see the website.


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