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ghyll scrambling

Stoneycroft Ghyll is a wet and wild descent and is the perfect choice for adult groups and families with adventurous children! We will scramble, swim, jump and slide our way down, moving continuously as a group. Working together as a team, we navigate through seemingly endless turquoise pools and natural rock chutes and every challenge is different. Stoneycroft is flanked by two Wainwright Fells, Causey Pike and Barrow, so we are nestled right in the heart of the Newlands Valley. There really is no better way to enjoy the delights of the Lake District National Park and it’s easy to see why groups return to this ghyll year after year! Though groups often change at the meeting point, we are happy to meet you at your accommodation prior to driving down, if you would prefer to get kitted up in your rooms. After the session, hot drinks will be provided for the whole group.


 *Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Half Day

2-4 people – £40.00 per person

5+ people – £35.00 per person


+£25 per person to add on the canyoning section 


min 2 people


19st Max


Underwear and a non cotton t shirt or a Swimsuit.

A fleece jumper.

old shorts or sports trousers.

boots/trainers with covered toes, a thick sole and good grip.

A drink and a snack.

Any medication you may need.

A warm change of clothes and footwear for afterwards.


Half Day

3 Hours

Can be part of a full day

9am - 4pm


Qualified Instructor

5mm Wet Suit

3mm Wet Suit Socks

5mm wetsuit hood

Spray top

Bouyancy Aid


Warm Drink

getting there

To get to the Ghyll, you take the A66 from Keswick into Braithwaite and then follow signs for Newlands and Buttermere. Shortly after crossing a cattlegrid and after driving past Uzzicar Farm, you will come to a spacious grass parking area on the left side of the road. We will meet here to kit you up for the Ghyll and then it’s a 15 minute walk up an old mining track to get to our get-in point, taking in some stunning scenery along the way.

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