Ghyll Scrambling

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For any fun loving active people with a sense of adventure!

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Lake District Ghyll Scrambling can be either an ascent or descent of a mountain stream (ghyll) and is an exhilarating activity. Keswick Mountain Adventures’ Lake District ghyll scrambling trips are for any fun loving active person with a sense of adventure. You will be taken into a narrow gorge carved out by the flowing water and experience the challenges as they unfold, climbs, jumps, tunnels and scrambles with the occasional swim for good measure.

We go ghyll scrambling in some of The Lake District’s most stunning locations and this is a wonderful opportunity to go where most people don’t. You’ll always be roped up where necessary and there’s always the option to skirt around any sections you might not fancy. This activity can be as wet and wild as you want and is suited to all levels of fitness and experience as venues will be chosen to suit you. Experience is not necessary for our standard trips although water confidence is an advantage. (note; there are no changing facilities at the venues, please be prepared to change discretely behind a towel, in your vehicle or hidden in the foliage)

Ghyll Ascent

This is an extraordinary way to explore the more secret side of the mountains and it is fantastic fun for everybody. Under the expert guidance of our highly experienced instructors you can make an ascent of a mountain stream (ghyll) by climbing waterfalls, scrambling through narrow gorges and wading through deep pools.

Ghyll Descent (Canyoning)

Keswick Mountain Adventures instructors will lead you into a spectacular world of water sculpted rock and sparkling, crashing waterfalls. We will guide you as you scramble along the stream bed, slide down water polished chutes, swim across deep pools and leap down spectacular waterfalls into plunge pools below. Just click on the video at the bottom of this page to see what you’re letting yourself in for.