Stoney Croft Ghyll Scrambling

Stoney Croft Ghyll Scrambling…sit on your bum and slide down, so much fun!!!

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

big groups or families, this is an amazing ghyll, descending usually on your bum, down through the ghyll.

Stoney Croft Ghyll Scrambling is great fun. Have you ever been to a water slide in a swimming pool. Well, this is that outside with more added. It’s utterly brilliant, sliding down short slides, plunging in pools, taking on the “corkscrew” swilling in the “washing machine”…..

This is a descending ghyll. A short walk up the hill looking over the excitement that is to come. We then get in and journey into the ghyll. There are sections that are totally hidden from the path and these are so special.

We bill this as level 1 session but actually, it could be level 1 or level 2. Just let us know and we can adjust it to suit you.

What will change? Well, we can choose different approaches and challenge levels depending on your level of adventure.

All levels are catered for. No experience needed.

Stoney Croft is in the Newlands valley and is really quick to get to from Keswick.
We will email you exact directions to the meeting venue but as a guide, the ghyll is about 10mins drive West from Keswick.

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.

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 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.

Half-day prices

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

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half-day activity

Turn Stoney croft ghyll scrambling into a full day by combining it with one of our other half-day options.

Show me other half-day options (back to Mix n Match) Adventure full day activities

If you are happy with a half-day please use the diary to select your preferred date and select morning or afternoon session.

As Stoney croft ghyll scrambling is located in the Northern Lakes we usually offer this as part of a full day.

We do offer Stoney croft as a half-day but only for bigger groups.

Each booking includes up to 10 people, please add each additional person from the 11th person onwards.

Note: when booking Stoney as part of a full day you only pay the full day fee and often this is for smaller groups

e.g. 10 adults and 3 children will be £400 plus (3 x additional children @ £30=£90) total fee £490

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