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.

Hutton Roof, Kirkby Lonsdale

intro-climbing-hutton-roof-family.jpgHutton Roof is a great little introductory Rock Climbing Venue located just a few miles east of the A65/M6 interchange at Junction 36.

The crag is Limestone and faces south east. On average all of the easy climbing routes are no more than 20 feet high but there are some higher and steeper climbs  to be found on the upper tier as in this photo. This part of the crag is the best place to try an abseil as part of your introductory climbing session.

intro-climbing-hutton-roof.jpgThe low hieght and easy angle of many of the rock climbs at Hutton Roof make it  an ideal venue at which to introduce your children to rock climbing out of doors. The rock is good, grippy, clean and often dry when other climbing venues in The Lake District may be experiencing a wet day - not ideal conditions for Rock Climbing.

intro-climbing-hutton-roof-stag-group-lower.jpgHutton Roof is as great for adults as children - for anyone wishing to take their first steps in to rock climbing outdoors - you can do it here! Learn about belaying, anchor systems for top roping and have a go at abseiling, come along with you friends as part of a Stag Activity Session or Hen Party. If you are dashing past on the M6 and want to break your journey for a few hours with a rock climbing activity - then give us a call!

Frequently asked questions.

Where do we meet for Introductory Rock Cimbing Sessions at Hutton Roof? Answer - just off the M6 at Junction 36 east along the A65. At the end of the short section of dual carriageway there is a layby on the right. The postcode is LA6 1PF for Satnav purposes. Once we have met, you will follow us 2 miles east along the A65 and along a minor road to Hutton Roof village where we park free of charge and then walk for just ten minutes through scenic countryside to get to the foot of the crag. 

  • What equipment is provided as part of an Introductory Rock Climbing session? Answer - as part of your fee per person, you are provided with a helmet & harness, so that you can get kitted up like the people in these photos! We provide all of the ropes and climbing equipment for your Rock Climbing session.
  • What do I need to bring? Answer – we suggest you bring plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs – just in case it’s a little cold or damp. Also, bring some snacks and a drink to keep you “topped up” during your Rock Climbing session. Walking boots are a good idea for the walk in to the foot of the crag and for rock climbing if you have them.
  • How long does a half day Introductory Rock Climbing session last? Answer - up to four hours.
  • Are there any discounts on your price? Answer - yes. Our price per person for a minimum group size of two is £50.00, bring more than three persons and the price falls to £45 each, bring more than eight persons and the price falls to £40.00 each.Bring twelve persons or more and the price falls by a further £5 to our minimum price per person of £35.00. Children under 16 also receive a discount. 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 Outdoor Rock Climbing 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!

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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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