Kendal Mountaineering Services Cumbria
T: 01539 737332 | M: 07761 483364
31 Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6ES

Gorge Walking & Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District

Kendal Mountaineering Services run ghyll scrambling activity sessions in the Lake District, Cumbria. The Lake District National Park is one of the best venues in North West England for ghyll scrambling courses also known as gorge walking.

  • a fun and challenging activity
  • see the Lake District from a different viewpoint
  • great fun for families and groups

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Get active with a Lake District based Ghyll Scrambling Course with Kendal Mountaineering Services


This is a popular activity with people of all ages involving ascending or descending a river bed and having a lot of fun! This activity involves getting wet but you will be provided with equipment to combat the cold and a hot drink.

You get to jump into pools and climb waterfalls picking a suitable route with the guidance of one of our instructors. Most of the time you will just use your hands and feet to get to the next part of the river, but for those slippery or steep parts you will have the safety of using a rope provided by your instructor. This activity is excellent as part of a team building course as quite often you will need to help each other up sections of what could be best described as a wet obstacle course.



The girls on an activity hen do with a difference, have a ball with a Lake District Ghyll Scrambling session with KMS

Gorge Walking & Ghyll Scrambling Locations

KMS can help you find a suitable ghyll scrambling venue in the Lake District no matter where you are staying. Our most popular are Church Beck near Coniston, Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and Stoneycroft Ghyll near Keswick. We also know of places that are less frequently used in Ullswater and Borrowdale. For a full days activity the Esk Gorge is ideal. A 2km long route with 200m of ascent with a number of pools and waterfalls set in spectacular Lake District scenery.

Ghyll scrambling or gorge walking is ideal as part of a multi-activity day which may include other activities such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing or kayaking ideal for groups, individuals or stag and hen parties.


All equipment is provided, contact us for details, view our prices for this activity and pictures in the Ghyll scrambling gallery.


We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Slovenia walking holiday

We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a week-long holiday exploring the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia. Accommodated in an Alpine style chalet near Bovec, you will have an adventurous week exploring the beautiful unspoilt scenery of this magnificent area. You will be surrounded by snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers and lush green meadows. click here to have a look at the details.

We also have our range of other courses that can help with all of your outdoor wishes, no matter what time of year you want to learn. 

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Contact us to discuss what you want and we'll be happy to help.

Wishing you many happy outdoor adventures this coming year!

Ring us to discuss your requirements - Tel:01539 737332 Mob: 07761 483364

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