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.

Glenridding Beck, Ullswater Valley

location-glenridding-beck-ghyll-scrambling-gorge-walking-1.jpgGlenridding Beck is the best ghyll scrambling/gorge walking venue in the Ullswater Valley. The gorge walking here is split in to two sections- one below the lead mines and one above.

The lower section is narrow and rocky with some interesting scrambling moves to be made and some sections where a rope is necessary to get up the odd waterfall. You'll be surprised by how much time you'll spend in this section with it's deep pools, scrambling bits and powerful flow, but it's really great fun!

location-glenridding-beck-ghyll-scrambling-gorge-walking-waterfall-climbing.jpgWe meet in Glenridding Village on the A592 opposite the entrance to the Inn on The Lake (CA11 0PE for Satnav purposes) where there is free, unrestricted parking.  Do not park in the pay & display car park in Glenridding - we do not stay in the village and you will be wasting your money! From our meeting point, we drive up the valley to a suitable location to park, get kitted up and then go into Greenside Beck.

Our ghyll scrambling/gorge walking sessions in Glenridding Beck are usually 4 hours in duration and we generally start at 09:00 or 1pm on the day although we can be more flexible with our timings if required.


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 clients at 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.


  • What do I need to bring? Answer - to wear under the wetsuits: gents - underpants, ladies - swimming costumes. You'll a long sleeved fleece type top or baselayer if you have one and bring either two pairs of long shoe socks or a pair of thick walking socks to wear in the walking boots provided and a towel/change of dry clothing for when we finish your session.
  • How long does a half day session last? Answer - up to four hours but groups often get up Glenridding Beck in less time.
  • 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 three the price is £50.00 each. For four - twelve persons the price is £45.00 each. For a group size of 13 or more our minimum price per person is £40.00. Children under 16 get their session for just £35.00 each
  • 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!

Why not combine a half day of Rock Climbing & Abseiling, or Kayaking in conjunction with your Ghyll Scrambling Session to make a great full day of activities in the Ullswater Valley!

To book your Ghyll Scrambling Session contact 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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