Mountain Course & Activity Locations

Lakes Outdoor Experience cover locations across the UK, including North Wales, Scotland and The Lake District to mention but a few. We also offer guided scrambling and traverses on The Cuillin Ridge on The Isle of Skye.

Ghyll Scrambling, Kendal, Kendal. South Lakes

We provide Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking activities at a venue near to Kendal in South Lakes and it is also the closest one to the M6. Why not call in and break your journey north or south by joining us for a refreshing & exhilarating Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District!

location-wren-gill-ghyll-scrambling-gorge-walking-pool-jump.jpgAt this Ghyll Scrambling venue, there are over 2 kilometres of stream bed to scramble up, waterfalls to climb and more than two places where it is possible to jump into deep pools (photo two). The venue is a great place for family groups as well as adults and children just love the variety of challenges to be found here.

Meeting point for this activity. Meet us at the top end of the layby left hand side on the A6 on the north side of Kendal just next to the NHS Enterprise Centre. The layby is on your left as you leave town and if you pass through the 40mph signs then you've just driven past the meet point! The postcode for Satnav purposes is LA9 6NY.  Our vehicle will meet you here. From the meeting point, you will then follow us in your vehicle to a parking area. Here, we either get kitted up and then finish the journey in our vehicle to arrive at the venue if the weather is wet; or if the weather is fine and dry, then we ask that you walk the last mile on foot to get to where we are waiting with the equipment for you.

Please note - Groups larger than a single family consisting of two children and two adults have to walk the last mile to the venue on foot, but we will transport all of your personal equipment in and back out for you; the walk is very pleasant in scenic surroundings and takes just 25 minutes on average!


Frequently asked questions.

  • What equipment is provided as part of a ghyll scrambling session?Answer - as part of your fee per person, you get a neoprene wetsuit, a pullover cagoule, a pair of walking boots, a helmet & harness. Basically, so that you can get kitted up like the people in these photos! We also provide buoyancy aids for this venue and we "can" provide some fleece tops if you do not have your own. Please note - we are unable to provide boots larger than adult size 12 for these sessions. 
  • What do I need to bring? Answer - for under the wetsuits: guys - underpants, ladies - swimming costumes. You each need a long sleeved baselayer or fleece type top and either two pairs of long shoe socks or a pair of thick walking socks to wear in the walking boots provided. Bring a towel/change of dry clothing for the end of the session.
  • How long does a half day session last? Answer - up to a maximum of four hours.
  • Are there any discounts on your price? Answer - yes. Our price per person for a minimum group size of two is £65.00 each. For a group of up to four persons the price is £50.00 each. For five to eleven persons persons, the price is £45.00 each. For 12 persons or more, the price falls to our minimum fee of £40.00 per person. Children under 16 receive their session for just £35.00 each. Please contact us to enquire.
  • We've booked & paid, but the weather's too cold or wet for our session to run. What happens to our payment? Answer - If we are unable to run your session due to the conditions, then you can either reschedule to another time; or, receive a full refund of your payment.
  • I've never been Ghyll Scrambling before. I'm excited but scared at the same time. Will I be able to do it? Answer - don't worry, you'll be well looked after in expert hands and you don't have to do anything you don't want to!

Book your Ghyll Scrambling session with us here, now!

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Iain GallagherLakes Outdoor Experience is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain was born and brought up in The Lake District by parents who were very keen on the outdoors.

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