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Above the trees adventures

Ghyll Scrambling

Church beck ghyll scramble
ghyll scramble river esk

Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District is one of the best adventurous activities you can undertake, combining stunning scenery and exciting waterfall jumps. 

Ghyll scrambling includes climbing up through the water, over rocks, under trees and through waterfalls and pools. There are also lots of exciting sections such as slides, falls and jumps to explore as we make our way upstream. 

The session is suitable for families with young children aged aged 7+. The level of challenge in the Ghyll is adaptable to you, and my experience of the Ghyll allows me to ensure you have a fun and safe adventure and challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone.

The recommended duration for Ghyll scrambling is half day Stickle Ghyll and Chruch Beck, however River Esk requires a full day. All 3 Ghylls can be made into a full day if you'd like to extend the challenge and include waterfall climbs/abseils!

 

Alternatively, pair this activity with half a day rock climbing or abseiling and you'll get a great full day of exciting activities!

There are 3 main Ghylls in the Lake District to choose from, see a summary below or on my check out my blog here to find out more information: Ghyll scrambling in the Lake District

The price for the Ghyll scrambling is £80 for a half day session and £150 for a full day. These prices include 4 people, additional persons are £20 each. Wetsuits and safety equipment you require is provided with no additional fee. 

Esk ghyll jump
Ghyll scrambling stickle ghyll

The Ghylls

Below is some more information about each Ghyll which will help you choose the right one for you.

Stickle ghyll scrambling

Stickle Ghyll - Langdale

Church beck ghyll scramble

Church Beck - Coniston

Ghyll scramble Esk

River Esk - Eskdale

The easiest of the 3 Ghylls and best suited for small children and families. Ghyll Scrambling in Stickle Ghyll fun adventure perfect for the whole family.

 

We journey up Stickle Ghyll climbing up through the water, over rocks, under trees, up waterfalls and splashing into pools.

 

There are some exciting sections such as slides, falls and jumps to explore as we make our way upstream. 

The session is suitable for families with young children aged aged 7+. The level of challenge in the Ghyll is adaptable to you, and my experience of the Ghyll allows me to ensure you have a fun and safe adventure and challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone.

This Ghyll is perfect for a half day activity or can be extended to include an exciting waterfall climb/abseil as a full day.

BEST FOR:

  • Families with younger children ages 7+.

  • Those looking for an easier challenge for the whole family to enjoy.

Chruch Beck is split into 2 halves. The first half is spent journeying up the Ghyll with some exciting waterfalls to climb up and pools to jump in.

 

The difficulty slowly increases until we reach the top section. Here the Ghyll turns into a canyon with some very exciting jumps into a tight slot and a slide.

The session is suitable for those seeking a slightly more adrenaline filled adventure with friends or family. The challenge is adaptable and so can cater for anyone aged 10+.

This session is perfect for a half day activity but can be increased to a full day to include an exciting waterfall abseil.

BEST FOR:

  • Families aged 10+ looking for an exciting challenge everyone will enjoy.

  • Stag/Hen parties looking for a fun half day activity.

  • Those looking for the best mix of scrambling and jumping in the Lake District.

The River Esk is a full day adventure offering the highest and most exciting jumps in the Lake District.

The location itself is remote and features a beautiful 40 minute walk to reach the river. 

Once here it's straight into jumping in with a continuous selection of big jumps.

There are some scrambling sections and waterfalls to climb up, with lots of swimming in-between.

This session is suitable for those aged 15+ who are confident in the water and with big jumps. Due to the location and difficulty of the Ghyll this is offered as a full day only.

BEST FOR:

  • Those looking for a very exciting Ghyll scrambling adventure with lots of jumping in.

  • Stag/Hen parties looking for a full day of exciting activity.

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