Ghyll Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling is hard to define but is invariably is the favourite activity of visitors to Newlands. A wet decent of a Lakeland mountain stream, Ghyll Scrambling starts with a twenty minute walk from our front door to the top of the ghyll.

You will be equipped with several layers of clothing, waterproofs and a helmet, before being introduced to the safe method of scrambling, jumping and sliding required to safely make your descent, under the watchful eye of your Instructor. Then it is into the water and down the ghyll, scrambling through pools, down waterslides and even jumping off waterfalls. With Newlands so close, the session can be timed to suit the prevailing weather, so it is only a short walk back to the drying room and a hot shower.

Please note: Participants must be 8 years and over.

Where to Meet?

Meet at Newlands Adventure Centre for this activity.
Stair, Keswick CA12 5UF

Ready To Book?

Contact us directly to book. Either email info@activity-centre.com, call 017687 78463 or use our booking form.

We get asked a lot of questions about Rookery Woods so we hope thought we would answer some of them here for you! 

Where is Rookery Woods? 

  • Rookery Woods is based at Keswick Climbing Wall next to Castlerigg Stone Circle!

Do I need to Book? 

  • No! Rookery Woods does not require a Booking! However if we are really busy there may be a short way until we can let you in the Woods! During that wait you could use our onsite Café, The Hungry Heifer! 

How Much does it Cost? 

  • Rookery Woods is £5 per Child for all day! That’s it! Adult’s do not need to pay to enter Rookery Woods however you did need to be supervising your children in the Woodland at all times.

What is the Age Limit? 

  • Rookery Woods is designed for Children aged 8 and under!