Lets face it, it's called the Lake District for the most obvious reason so what can you do on a rainy day?.....Yes, get wet!
This is a fun and exhilarating activity for all, best as a group activity, with fun challenges along the way from climbing a waterfall to jumping in the plunge pools. Your adrenaline will be pumping in these gorges which are naturally cut out by the flow of the water over the centuries.
All challenges and obstacles can be avoided if you wish and non swimmers need not feel left out as you will be fitted out with buoyancy aids. All safety equipment is included.
“A special attraction almost unique”
This event will take place in Church Beck, Coniston, one of the best ghylls in the Lake District, a narrow gorge with a great series of waterfalls, rapids and jumps climbing above the village of Coniston.
From the car park on Station Road it's a short walk to our entry point into Church Beck, the lower section of the beck being a series of rapids and pools, some that we will jump into before climbing higher to the really fun sections of the beck, a couple of roped sections and a few big jumps along the way make for a great experience for all.
For younger children the larger jumps higher up may not be for all, but there is plenty of enjoyment in the lower sections of the ghyll without going up to the more committing higher rapids.
Each participant will be required to bring suitable equipment for their chosen event, please see Kit List tab above.
Where To Meet
Where to meet:Coniston Station Road Car Park Postcode:LA21 8HH Grid Reference:SD 299 974
From Ambleside: Follow the A593 signposted to Coniston, follow this all the way to Coniston, pass through the village and turn right just after the BP garage, drive up the hill 200m and turn left, signposted to car park, there is some free parking on the road and a pay and display car park to the right, we will meet here, the car parking fee in 2016 is £4.50 for 4 hours.
Coniston is well sevices by the 505 route, the main bus stop is in the centre of the village and is about 10 minutes walk from the meet point.
The 505 runs between Coniston and Ambleside, via Hawkshead.
Each participant is expected to have suitable personal equipment for their activity this should include the following:
Swimwear or a change of underwear - you will get wet
Old shorts to wear over your wetsuit
Footwear - these will get wet and need to protect your feet. Old boots or trainers are ideal, no open toes
A change of clothes
Awesome ghyll scrambling afternoon Review by Mark Groom
Awesome ghyll scrambling afternoon at Church Beck with Ross as our guide.
Immense fun. Hardest part was a small traverse which we all fell off and of course in.
Serious jump and a natural slide at the top of the ghyll. Ross and my three made it look easy. It took me a few minutes to build up the courage but made it in the end. And then we did it again!! (Posted on 18/08/2016)