Crag’s Stag’s & Crag’s Ad ‘Hen’ tures!

The Lake District is a very popular location for Stag & Hen parties and rightly so. The mountainous terrain plays host to a whole range of great outdoor activities that are a perfect way to  play out your last days of freedom.

Here at Crags Adventures we deliver the very best activities to make your Stag Do or Hen Party the “one” to remember. We understand that on Stag & Hen parties there is often a huge mix of abilities, ages and fitness levels and our activities are carefully tailored to fit the needs of the entire group ensuring that everyone from the bravest to the most timid feels they have adequately challenged and some serious fun has been had.

There will be lots of fun and laughter and it will be a day/weekend that you will never forget. Trust me because I love it so much that I even spent my own Stag Do and most of my friends Stag Do’s since doing these activities.

Here are our most popular activities……

Ghyll Scrambling

 This is by far the most popular activity and its easy to see why. There is seriously nothing more fun than climbing waterfalls, abseiling down them or jumping and sliding into beautiful pools of fresh, clear mountain fed water. Its a great way to clear the head and get rid of that hangover.

This activity is equally brilliant for both the mixed ability groups as it is for the more extreme groups. It has some great 1/2 day locations as well as the mighty full day location: Esk Ghyll  “The BIG One” – this is probably the best activity in the Lake District set in a beautiful setting with jumps the height of a house into pools of emerald green water. Esk should only be taken on by  fairly fit and confident parties.



Ghyll Scrambling

Stickle Ghyll / Stickle Ghyll + Upper Falls

This ghyll is located in Langdale and has fantastic views. It involves ascending the gorge climbing waterfalls. There are also a few small jumps. If you want a few extra challenges you can pay the extra to climb the upper falls section.

This location has changing facilities inside the car park toilets and is home to the Sticklebarn Pub – very handy for a well deserved pint afterwards or even a pub meal.

Standard version suitable for most abilities. Upper falls best for small groups of fit people.

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Church Beck / Church Beck + Canyon

This ghyll is located in Coniston and involves ascending / descending the gorge with plenty challenges and surprises along the way including jumps and climbing waterfalls. You will also descend part of the gorge experiencing a slide that will set your heart racing. Competent groups can also choose to pay extra and take on the canyon section.

Changing takes place in our special changing tents.

Standard version suitable for most abilities. Canyon section is best kept for confident small groups.

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Stoney Croft / Stoney Croft + Canyon

This ghyll is located near Keswick and has fantastic views across the Newlands Valley. It involves descending the gorge sliding into pools of water along the way including a jump or two. Competent parties can choose to pay the extra and take on the canyon section.

Changing takes place in our special changing tents.

Standard version suitable for most abilities and great for BIG group sizes. Canyon version better for smaller groups.


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Ghyll Scrambling

Esk Ghyll

This ghyll scramble is located in the remote Esk valley. It involves ascending the gorge known as ‘Esk Ghyll’ involving jumps, swimming and climbing waterfalls. We call it ‘The Big One’ and it really does live up to its name – some of the jumps are MASSIVE and its located on Englands highest mountain range.

This is for adults only and a decent level of fitness is required as it will take 5-6 hrs and involves a 45 minute walk-in/out. Good for BIG groups.

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Another very popular activity is abseiling. This is easy to see once you realise we are dealing with a huge 120 foot cliff which you will descend on a rope. You will be holding your own ropes and the ropes of your friends as you do battle with these cliffs. The Stag/Hen will get a big surprise!

This is a big adrenaline rush and never fails to impress. Great if you have no-one that is absolutely terrified of heights.






This is a great activity and one that will get your heart racing. You will lower yourself on a rope down a 120ft cliff face with a safety line attached as a back-up. This safety line may be operated by your fellow Stags/Hens so choose your friends wisely.

The Stag & Hen may have a surprise in store for them!

Great for groups where fitness is an issue as there is limited walking involved. Can be ran for BIG group sizes but best with smaller groups as there is some waiting around while everyone has a go.

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Its great to mix and match activities doing one in the morning and one in the afternoon or spread them over a few days. With ghyll scrambling you can have full weekends of the same activity as there are lots of venues to visit, each giving a new experience.


Please ensure that if you choose an extreme outing that you are sure that your group can ALL handle it. The extreme options are very full-on and require a high level of fitness and bravery.


  We provide all the hardware for the activities including wetsuits for the wet ones. Please note that for each activity there will be a small kit list amounting to personal clothing and any personal medication, food or drink that you may require.


Book with us and you and your friends will enjoy the very ultimate fun and adventure that the Lake District has to offer. BRING IT ON!

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