The Esk Gorge is probably the best gorge in the Lake District, it's well worth the walk in from the road, the Esk Gorge feels really remote, surrounded by the highest mountains in England this truly spectacular gorge rises as a series of waterfalls.
Once in the gorge we will climb up scrambling through rapids and waterfalls with some of the biggest jumps around.
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.
Please be aware that there is a 45 minute walk to Esk Gorge, along rough paths. Once the gorge is reached we will be changing behind stone walls.
“Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summit”
This event will take place in the Esk Gorge in the Eskdale Valley in the western Lake District, a wonderful series of waterfalls, scrambles and pools giving a perfect days challenge.
In the Esk Gorge we start at the bottom of the waterfalls and climb up through the rapids with plenty of great plunge pools and jumps along the way.
All technical equipment required will be provided by The Lake District Walker but expect to get wet so bring some spare clothing to change into afterwards and of course a towel.
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:Jubilee Bridge, Eskdale Postcode:CA19 1TH Grid Reference:NY 212 011
From Gosforth: Follow the road through the village, taking the right hand road at the fork, towards Eskdale, continue on this road through Eskdale Green until a junction is reached by the King George IV pub, turn left at this junction and follow this road past Boot, pass the Woolpack Inn. When the road starts to climb through some trees turn into the car park on the right, we will meet here.
From Ambleside: Follow the A 593 west from Ambleside, towards Coniston, continue foe approx. 1 mile beyond Skelwith Bridge to a right hand turn, towards Little Langdale and Wrynose Pass. Follow this road through Little Langdale, continue climbing over Wrynose Pass and then over Hardknott Pass. As you descend from the pass turn into the car park on the left hand side of the road, at the bottom of the hill, we will meet here.
There are currently no buses along the Eskdale Valley.