All Day Stickle Ghyll Scrambling

Full-day Stickle ghyll scrambling up the entire mountain finishing with a wild mountain swim in Stickle Tarn.

Josh was friendly adventurous and encouraging
We all had a scream yet felt completely safe in his care

Thank you for an amazing day – unforgettable


“Start at the bottom and finish at the top. All-day adventure, waterfalls, pools, rock hopping, wild swimming

Being in the water is such fun! We have been taking groups into Stickle ghyll for over 20years and we really know the ghyll well. We’ll weave our way up the watercourse, climbing a few waterfalls, ducking under logs and climbing across and around rocks, try a superman jump with a slide and a big jump to end the adventure.

This full-day Stickle Ghyll starts in the same place as the half-day but we carry on journeying all the way up to Stickle Tarn, the amazing hanging tarn under Pavey Ark mountain. We take lunch and with us in a dry bag to keep those sandwiches dry. Once at the tarn we can have a wild swim as we have buoyancy aids on to keep us safe. It’s such an exhilarating absorbing day.

Our expertise means we can adapt the session to suit your group and challenge level. No two sessions are the same!

We bill this a Level 2 session, as it’s all day journeying up the mountain. We always adapt our sessions to suit the group and the day can really be as long as you want it to be. So we can adjust the level to match your skills and adventure levels. No prior experience is needed.

We will teach you how to move in the Ghyll and coach your ghyll scrambling skills to help you enjoy the journey. We’ll use harnesses and take on some of the more rocky scrambly sections.

Stickle Ghyll is in the beautiful Langdale valley. This is a brilliant place, so accessible yet feels so wonderful to be in the mountains.

If booking a half-day rock climbing session we will meet in Langdale at the National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park.

Langdale is about 20 mins drive west of Ambleside.

Half-day sessions run as follows:
Morning 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Afternoon 1:30 pm to 4:30pm. That’s three full hours of activity.

Full-day sessions run as follow:
9:30 am to 4:30 pm. That’s seven full hours of activity.

We realise how valuable your time is and this reflects in our attention to giving you a full session. We always get to the meeting venue early arrange our kit and make sure we are ready to go. This enables us to optimise the contact time with you, giving you real value for money and attention to your experience.

Half-day activities are really fun and do combine very well with other activities. E.g. many people book rock climbing or abseiling in the morning and ghyll scrambling or canyoning in the afternoon.

These half-day combinations and our all-day sessions can be viewed here: Mix n Match options on this page here.

The kit we provide:

For all our ghyll scrambling and canyoning sessions, we provide full-length wetsuits with arms.  These are very flexible and comfortable. We have a wide range of sizes to enable a good fit.

We also provide helmets, harness and buoyancy aids where appropriate depending on which session you are on.

We also bring a few dry bags to put food in so you can take lunch and drink with us up the hill.

Do you need to bring anything?

Yes, please bring socks and trainers to wear during the session. These must-have laces and be proper shoes (do NOT bring slip-on water shoes).

Under the wetsuit please wear a swimsuit or underpants. If you have a rash vest, thermal top or football shirt, this will be a nice layer to wear but is not essential.
You will need a big towel for afterwards and lads don’t forget a spare pair of underpants.
And lastly, we ask everyone to bring a pair of shorts (ideally board shorts) but these are to give you some dignity and protect the bum of the wetsuit.

As this is an all-day adventure we bring a spare rucksack with us and a dry bag in which you can put lunch and drink etc.

We’ll send you a PDF of info at booking

We provide private activities sessions solely for you, your friends & family.

You are NOT joined to any other group.

We believe in delivering high-quality instruction just for you, and so we do NOT join individuals together to make a big group.

We have found our clients prefer the benefit of the activity being just for them and the personal service this enables. We employ quality staff to run the session for you and this is why we charge for the instructor, allowing us to focus on giving you the best experience.

All technical kit included. No hidden costs.
We work on a max group size of 1 instructor to 8 clients. We will provide as many instructors as your group needs.


Your private session costs £250 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £45 per half-day session.
Child £35 per half-day session (under 18 yrs)
5 adults would be £250
2 adults and 5 children would be: £250 + (2x additional child @£35) total price =£320


Your private session costs £375 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £75 per full-day session.
Child £55 per full-day session (under 18 yrs)
4 Adults & 4 children would be: £375 + (3x additional child @£55) total price =£540

Book Stickle Ghyll full day scrambling

Stickle ghyll scrambling is a full day activity. You can view other adventure activities here with one of our other adventure options.

Each private half-day activity costs £300 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Adult £70 per full-day session.
Child £50 per full-day session (under 18 yrs)

e.g. 5 adults and 3 children will be £300 plus (3 x additional children @ £50=£150) total fee £450

Terms & Conditions

For groups up 5 People select the activity date and book.

For 6 or more only add ADDITIONAL people then book.