Ghyll Scrambling


GHYLL SCRAMBLING: In Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Date: Sunday 24 September

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Start from: Stickle Barn National Trust car park.

Price: £35 per adult, £25 per child (from 10 years)

Scrambling is, according to Wikipedia, ʻa walk up steep terrain involving the use of one’s handsʼ. Ghyll or gill scrambling (ghyll is a local spelling that caught on during the Victorian era) is exactly what it says on the tin – scrambling in a ghyll – which means tumbling becks and cascades will have to be negotiated. In the United States the practice is known as canyoning.

Here’s your chance to try out this fabulous activity, in the capable hands of Craig McMahon, co-owner of Cumbria-base Crags Adventures, who will be leading the session in iconic Stickle Ghyll, above the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale, one of the most photographed watercourses in the Lake District.

For details about Crags Adventures go to

To book for ghyll scrambling call them on 015395-52369.