Stickle Ghyll Scrambling

“Super fun ghyll scrambling for beginner groups…a challenging yet friendly way up the ghyll”

We signed up for an afternoon of ghyll scrambling and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. What we got was a fantastic afternoon – climbing up and down river banks, diving into the water (with wet suits!) and generally challenging ourselves under the watchful eye of Stuart …

Family August 2020

Had an amazing time and Alex was brilliant, especially with my youngest son. Fab experience!

Family Oct 2020

Fantastic activities for families of all abilities.
We particularly enjoyed the scrambling, that took us to hidden waterfalls and was amazing fun and exhilarating!
Stuart was a great guide, managing our differing levels of abilities and confidence and helped make this adventure even more of a great experience.
Would highly recommend that all try this while in the lakes.


“Stickle Ghyll Scrambling…a family favourite, super accessible, fun for all”

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.

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

This is a beginner level 1 ghyll. It is hugely accessible for all ages and as such is suitable for families or groups with younger children aged 12 or under or for more cautious adults. It’s just great fun. All the challenges can be avoided or made harder so it’s really “challenge by choice”. It’s a brilliant group activity.

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 follows:
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.

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.

We’ll send you a PDF of info at booking

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

You are NOT joined to any other group.

We believe in delivering high-quality instruction and have found our clients prefer the benefit of the activity being just for them and the personal service this enables.

Our staff are highly experienced and fully qualified, allowing them 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 £200 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £40 per half-day session.
Child £30 per half-day session (under 18 yrs)
5 adults would be £200
2 adults and 5 children would be: £200 + (2x additional child @£30) total price =£260


Your private session costs £300 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Each additional person costs:
Adult £70 per full-day session.
Child £50 per full-day session (under 18 yrs)
4 Adults & 4 children would be: £300 + (3x additional child @£50) total price =£45o

Book Stickle Ghyll Scrambling

Stickle ghyll scrambling is a half-day activity. Why not turn it into a full day by combining it with one of our other half-day options?

Each private half-day activity costs £250 for the instructor and includes up to 5 people.
Adult £40 per half-day session.
Child £30 per half-day session (under 18 yrs)

Example: 2 adults and 5 children would be: £250 + (2x additional child @£30) total price £310

Terms & Conditions

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

For 6 or more only add ADDITIONAL people then book.