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
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 it's fair share of challenges and has a few surprises along the way including a small jump and slides. 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.
Location: Coniston, Below the “Old Man”
Church Beck is situated in the South Lakes right below the Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam which are both classic Lake District walks. 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’s 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.
This ghyll is incredibly diverse. It can be adapted for the most timid or the most extreme. We run the ghyll during the warmer months April – September. The Meeting Location is at the Old Furness road car park right opposite the small industrial estate. There are some free parking spots; however it's always worth having some change just in case these are taken .
PRICES FROM £40
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 runs 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 fill in booking enquiry form.