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 Stickle Ghyll, above the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in the Langdale Valley, a wonderful series of waterfalls, scrambles and pools giving a perfect half days challenge.
In Stickle Gill we start at the bottom of the gill and climb up the waterfalls, with plenty of great plunge pools 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:The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale Postcode:LA22 9JX Grid Reference:NY 295 064
From Ambleside: Leave on the A593, signposted to Langdale and Coniston, follow this road until the junction with Ellers Brow, turn right onto Ellers Brow, signposted to Chapel Stile and Langdale.
Follow this road through the village of Chapel Stile and continue until the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is Seen up a lane to the right.
Parking will be found to the left here and also a little further along the road (Both the car parks charge a fee). We will meet outside the hotel.
For Ghyll Scrambling sessions we will be using the changing rooms at the top of the National Trust car park, so it may be easier to park here.
The Old Dungeon Ghyll isserviced by the 516 bus from Ambleside, the bus stop is 100m from the meet point.
The 516 runs between Ambleside and the Langdale Valley.