Ghyll Scrambling

River adventures in the Lake District

In the Lake District we call it ghyll scrambling, but in other parts of the UK and the rest of the world it also goes by ‘gorge walking’ or ‘canyoning’. Whatever you call it, they’re all the same activity.

Essentially, it is exploring up or down a stream or river bed using it as your pathway. If you want to stay dry you can hop from rock to rock, or you can get in the water and get wet. You can swim across deeper pools, and even jump into them too.

As you can see from the gallery below, ghyll scrambling is an activity that’s fun for all ages, making it perfect for kids, adults, and also family groups. It’s also an excellent alternate activity from the usual options open to stag & hen weekends.

There are many locations in the Lake District which offer great ghyll scrambles that all give a different experience. Ghyll Scrambling is a weather and water flow dependent activity, some locations can be better than others depending on the preceding weather, and the conditions on the day. Locations include:

  • Church Beck in Coniston
  • Tilberthwaite Ghyll
  • Stickle Ghyll in Great Langdale
  • The Upper Esk in Eskdale

Lets get wet!

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