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Welcome to the exciting world of ghyll scrambling at Honister Gorge, a perfect outdoor adventure for families with young children. If you're looking for a gentle introduction to this thrilling activity, Honister Ghyll is the ideal choice.

During this adventure, you'll embark on a picturesque uphill scramble, where you'll have the opportunity to rock hop and navigate through crystal clear pools of water, all while keeping relatively dry above the knee. The route is carefully designed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for children and families, ensuring everyone can participate and have a fantastic time.

We believe in tailoring the experience to meet your desires and add an extra element of excitement. Along the way, we can incorporate additional challenges such as steeper scrambles, thrilling jumps, invigorating pool swims, and even a tunnel crawl. These optional challenges can be adjusted to suit the abilities and preferences of your group, making it a perfect opportunity for team building and creating lasting memories together.

We understand that each group may have individuals with varying abilities. If you let us know in advance, we can make special arrangements to accommodate a wide mix of abilities. This can include short roped climbs up a series of waterfalls and an ascent of the steep walled section at the top, ensuring that everyone feels included and can fully enjoy the adventure.

Honister Ghyll provides not only an exciting outdoor experience but also a beautiful natural setting that will leave you in awe. The stunning surroundings and the thrill of exploring the gorge will captivate the imaginations of both children and adults alike.

So, gather your family and get ready for an unforgettable ghyll scrambling adventure at Honister Ghyll. Contact us now to book your experience and prepare for a day filled with fun, laughter, and exciting challenges in the heart of nature.


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

ghyll scrambling



Half Day

1-3 over 10yrs – £45.00 per person

4+ over 10yrs – £35.00 per person

10yrs and under £30 per person 

Full day options are available

Please email for details


min 2 people


-18yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


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 meet for our activity, you simply drive down the spectacularly beautiful Borrowdale Valley, until you get to the National Trust Carpark in Seatoller (parking fees apply). From the carpark, it’s just a 5 minute walk to our get-in point and, after the session, we simply walk back down the road to the carpark.

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