Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning



Ghyll scrambling and canyoning (or gorge walking as some may call it) are both exhilarating activities. They are our most popular activities by far!
The lake district is home to some of the UK’s finest and most exiting venues with something for almost every age and ability,
West Lakes Adventure are lucky enough to have one of the best, the Esk Ghyll in the Eskdale valley on our doorstep, this is a full day activity. We also have a great half day venue in the Wasdale Valley, a 20 minute drive from our base here in Eskdale.
Ghyll Scrambling, is effectively scrambling up a mountain stream and Canyoning is jumping into deep pools and allowing the fast flow of the water to carry you, with either of our venues you get abit of both!


The River Esk Extreme - Esk Ghyll
This Canyoning venue is a full day activity.  You will meet your instructor here at West Lakes Adventure where we are able to get you kitted out in all the gear you will need for your adventure.  After a 5 minute drive up the road we then walk you in to the start of the Ghyll, its about a 40 minute walk into the most beautiful and remote part of the Eskdale Valley.
The Esk Ghyll has some fantastic pools and the water is crystal clear, the venue boasts some fantastic jumps of up to 10 metres. It is fantastic for groups and families with older children of around 12.

Half Day Ghyll Scramble in the Wasdale Valley
This Ghyll Scrambling Venue is fantastic for groups or families, you can take part in on its own as part of a multi-activity day.
We meet at West Lakes Adventure so we can get you kitted out in all the gear required, the 20 minutes drive into Wasdale is well worth the journey and you will get to see some fantastic scenery, including Scafell Pike, Englands highest mountain and Wastwater, Englands deepest Lake.Our minimum age is around 8.

(The minimum age is just a guide, we are flexible to a degree and we take size, level of fitness and ability into consideration).

If you are intetrested in taking part in any of our Lake District ghyll scrambling and canyoning activities, whether your are a stag or hen group, birthday party or a family or group of friends looking for fun filled adventure then please either call us now on 019467 23753 or 019467 23753, or contact us by email.
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You and your group can book your own qualified instructor for a half day ghyll scrambling session or a full day as part of a multi-activity day!
Half Day Session:
Book a half day session (approx four hours) with West Lakes Adventure. This is a private session for you and your group, minimum numbers of 4 apply. To give you an idea of costs, our standard rate for a half day is £45 per person, we do offer group discounts so please contact Caroline for more details, or fill out the enquiry form by clicking the tab below.
Full Day of Activities:
Book a full day of activities with West Lakes Adventure. Combine other activities alongside ghyll scrambling and get an adventure day to be remembered! To give you an idea of costs, our standard rate for a full day is £70 per person, we do offer group discounts so please contact Caroline for more details, or fill out the enquiry form by clicking the enquire now tab above.
Wet & Wild Wasdale
Your chance to experience the wet and the wild in a remote and beautiful location - Wasdale, and all in a day!
Start the day with a Ghyll scrambling session, there are loads of jumps into pools, swims, climbs, scrambles and you can even a climb into a cave under a waterfall if you're feeling brave enough! after a spot of lunch you then have a choice of two more activities, which could include canoeing, kayaking or SUP to finnish off the afternoon. An unforgetable and enjoyable day in the most beutiful part of the Lake District


Experience ghyll scrambling under the guidance of a qualified instructor on one of our half day sessions which run throughout the year.
These are open enrollment sessions in which you can book spaces onto, there are a total of 10 spaces on each session, if you are a group of 10 plus or there are not enough spaces availbale on your chosen date then please get in touch directky to discuss options. 
Whats Included:
A qualified and highly experienced instructor will guide you on this exhillerating experience.  The sessions are approximately four hours in duration from meeting at West Lakes Adventure, a short 20 minute journey to the venue (own vehicle required) until you exit the ghyll. 
you will be provided with all the specialist kit to include  a wetsuit (machine washed after each use), wet socks, over suit and jacket, harness, helmet and buoyancy aid.
What you need to bring:
Clothing to wear under a wet suit (we suggest you turn up wearing this), footwear with a good sturdy sole, beach shoes, crocs or plimsoles are not suitable for the rocky terrain, towel, dry clothing and footwear and snacks & a drink.
To book onto one of our organised sessions please select from the highlighted dates on the calendar below and follow the booking instructions. If the date you prefer dosen't appear on the calender then please Call 019467 23753 or click on the 'enquire now' button above.

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