Scrambling Taster Day

A guided day designed for walkers wanting to get off the beaten track

What’s Scrambling?

Scrambling as an activity sits between mountain walking and rock climbing. It involves ascending up rocky terrain which requires the use of hands as well as feet. This can range from terrain involving simple short rocky steps requiring nothing more than your normal walking gear, to using harnesses ropes and a selection of climbing equipment at its extreme. The beauty of scrambling is that it opens up a huge range of new and exciting ways to travel through the mountains on the way to summit tops, away from the busy main footpaths. It is also highly diverse, enabling scrambling as an activity to be taken to whatever level those involved wish to. This taster day is not intended to teach but to give a fun and safe experience as to what its all about. Although some basic instruction may be involved as required to achieve this outcome through the day. 

The routes used will involve simple scrambling that anyone with some hill walking experience, a head for heights, and owns a pair of walking boots can achieve. The aim would be to gain the summit of a mountain or fell as part of the day.

Itinerary

Route Options

Specifics of the location and routes used will be tailored to the group and prevailing conditions for the day, but could include:

The Old Man of Coniston via Goat Crag (Coniston Fells)
Blencathra via Halls Fell ridge (Keswick)
Wetherlam via Steel and/or Weatherlam edge (Furness Fells, Coniston)
Pavey Ark via Scout crags, Whitegill crags, and Jacks Rake (Langdale)
Rosthwaite Fell via Cam Crag Ridge (Borrowdale)

The day can typically consist of around 7-8 hours in the mountains.


Key Information

  • Maximum ratio 1 instructor to 4 scramblers.
  • 1 instructor to 6 scramblers can sometimes be accommodated on very specific routes, please get in touch to discuss your needs prior to booking.
  • Helmets may be provided for certain routes
  • Participants must be fit and well, have a good level of hill fitness and head for heights.
  • Bring you own normal hill walking equipment, food and water for the day
  • Everyone MUST be wearing appropriate walking BOOTS (trainers/approach shoes are not adequate)

Package Includes

  • 1 Day scrambling with experienced and licensed guide
  • Helmets are provided when required
  • Accommodation for two nights / optional
  • Breakfasts and packed lunch / optional
  • Local information plus second to none service with passionate staff!

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: Walking and Scrambling

Suitable for: Private or corporate groups 

Comments: Ideal first scrambling excursion suitable for beginners and mixed ability groups

Prices from: £125

Call: 017687 75337

Booking Enquiry

Package Prices

Budget

From £190

Hostel – bed & breakfast + packed lunch
15% off Cotswold voucher
Climbing helmet
Price is per person

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Guiding

From £125

Qualified mountain guide
15% off Cotswold voucher
Climbing helmet
Price is per person

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Standard

From £220

Guest House – bed & breakfast + packed lunch
15% off Cotswold voucher
Climbing helmet
Price is per person

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