Extreme Ghyll Scrambling

The perfect day out for those you looking for a full on adventure day in spectacular surroundings.

Esk Gorge is a fantastic Adventure with plenty of adrenaline.  It’s one of our favourite adventures – starting with a drive over the Hard Knott Pass, followed by a gentle walk up the breathtakingly beautiful Eskdale to the “get-in”.  It’s the adventure we use to end a course on a high, and a favourite whenever one of the AdventureMakers team has friends visiting the Lake District for the first time.

It’s not for the feint-hearted but is perfect for an adventurous team building day, or an adrenaline filled corporate away day.  It’s also a brilliant adventure for a stag do or hen weekend.  But also great with family or your favourite a group of friends.

Or is it canyoning?

As the only company in the Lake District with a team of UKCG qualified canyon guides we offer both canyoning and ghyll scrambling.

The difference between canyoning and ghyll scrambling is that canyoning involves going down a steeper more technical gorge, whereas ghyll scrambling is less technical and so is more suitable for larger groups.  Both include optional jumps and slides.  But they tend to be less optional when canyoning!

Both are fantastic fun, brilliant watery adventures.

You’ll wear a harness for a canyoning adventure.  You’ll be with a more specialist, qualified UKCG canyon guide and will use ropes and specialist canyoning techniques to descend the steeper section of a gorge or canyon following the water down.

Ghyll Scrambling – fantastic fun for all ages!

A ghyll scramble involves going upstream.  You will be scrambling up waterfalls and cascades, jumping into plunge pools and making the most of the aquatic fun.  If you want an adventure suitable for all the family, or have limited time then we have half day ghyll scrambles that are suitable for all ages and brilliant fun.  Although less extreme than Esk Gorge, we still include some (optional) jumps and slides.

Whatever you choose to do ghyll scrambling is exceptionally good fun for all ages!  In fact many people tell us it was their favourite day of their holiday (and sometimes even the best day of their entire life).

Other full day adventures

A full day ghyll scramble in Esk Gorge is one of the best adventure to be had in the Lake District but here are some others to whet your appetite

  • Canoeing – explore one of the beautiful lakes.  Perhaps you’d like to challenge yourself – we’ll help you paddle the length of Windermere, Coniston Water or Ullswater?  Or maybe you prefer a more relaxing day, exploring the lake with time to stop off and enjoy a picnic or barbecue on one to the many islands.
  • Amazing Caving Exploration! In the dark who knows what lies ahead…..
  • Or maybe  you’ve been inspired by our Olympians to try kayaking.  We can teach you the basics, train you for British Canoeing performance awards or just share the enjoyment of a day on the water.