Stickle Ghyll


Great Langdale

Time Taken:

2-3 hrs 


Intermediate (suitable for most)

The location:

Stickle Ghyll is located in the South Lakes in the stunning Langdale Valley. It has a great little setting with fantastic views. The ghyll can be ran as wet or as (relatively) dry as you like making it a perfect winter location. The ghyll can be ran even in times of flood (group dependant) making it a safe bet whatever the weather.

This location has very hygenic 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.

10620602_698530346883725_4288012098039584899_nWhats involved?

Standard Version:

This ghyll scramble involves ascending the gorge known as ‘Stickle Ghyll’. There will be plenty of challenges and surprises along the way including small jumps, tests of balance and bravery as well as climbing BIG waterfalls.

Upper falls version:

All of the standard + you can also choose to pay extra and take on the upper falls.

Who does it suit?

Everyone from age 9 upwards (all persons under 18 must be accompanied by their OWN parent or LEGAL guardian). This ghyll is very versatile, it can be adopted to suit everyone from the most extreme to the most timid. ALL of the obstacles can be avoided should you not want to take part in any of the challenges that do not suit you. For the upper falls version your children must be 14 years or older.


What’s provided:

  • Wetsuit
  • Cag jacket
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • Neoprene socks (colder months)
  • All equipment

What to bring:

  • Old trainers/hiking boots – no slip-on type shoes or crocs
  • Socks
  • Swimming costume/trunks or similar
  • Old shorts for over the wetsuit
  • You can also wear a fleece over the wetsuit if you wish for the colder months




How long will it last?

For both the standard version and the extended version please allow a maximum of 3 hours from meeting to finishing, the exact time depends on group size and the speed everyone moves through the water and up the gorge.

Its recommended that the upper falls version is only tackled by fit persons over 14.



IMGP0174What time of year?

Spring to Autumn. Adults only in the colder months and we do not run the longer version in the cold months.

Typical timeslots (standard version) :

  • 9-12
  • 12-3




Meeting location: 

The meeting point is the National Trust car park BEHIND the Stickle Barn Pub, Langdale, LA22 9JU. This car park is NOT the pub car park or the one on the opposite side of the road. You will need money to park here, unless you have a National Trust sticker displayed on your windscreen.


  • Suits everyone
  • Can be ran wet or dry
  • Great winter location
  • Great setting with breathtaking views
  • Changing facilities
  • Safe bet whatever the weather

IMGP2199   IMGP0187

Prices Terms & Conditions Book a Session

Please contact us for further details