Is it not too cold in Winter? Abseiling is an activity that is unaffected by the weather really. All you have to do is bring warm and waterproof clothing to ensure you dress to suit the weather conditions. Ghyll scrambling is historically a seasonal activity of March to October, however we have invested massively in the very best wetsuits money can buy. They are extremely high quality, warm and thick. No other company in the UK can beat us on the wetsuit front and only a couple could match us. No-one else in the Lake District has kit as warm as us. This is because not only do you get a 10mm wetsuit, but it is made of high quality neoprene (the best). But that is not all you get, you will also be given a 5mm wetsuit hood, 6mm wetsuit socks and 4mm wetsuit gloves. A windproof layer will also be added if it is windy and raining. A buoyancy aid will further add to your warmth and of course a helmet and harness will be issued. We really are trying to change perceptions here at Crags Adventures by ensuring that ghyll scrambling can be enjoyed (not endured) all year round. Why choose us? We have been rated No.1 on TripAdvisor and have been since our 1st year of operating. We offer fun and exciting outdoor activities and give you the very best equipment. We will take pictures and post them on Facebook free of charge the same day. These facts combined will make your winter adventure a “one to remember”. Our winter locations: Our winter locations are based in the South of the Lake District National Park in Langdale and Little Langdale. These are handy locations if you are staying anywhere near places like Grasmere, Windermere, Bowness, Coniston, Ambleside, Staveley etc. Our winter activities: We are offering Ghyll Scrambling and/or Abseiling. Its great to make a day of it and do one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Click on the page links below to further learn about and to view each activity……….
We are offering two activities during the winter period. These activities are Ghyll Scrambling and Abseiling. You can do both activities on the same day if you are up for a challenge.
Is it not too cold in Winter?
Why choose us?
Our winter locations:
Our winter activities:
We are offering Ghyll Scrambling and/or Abseiling. Its great to make a day of it and do one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Click on the page links below to further learn about and to view each activity……….
This is by far the most popular activity and its easy to see why. There is seriously nothing more fun than climbing waterfalls and jumping into beautiful pools of fresh, clear mountain fed water. Its a great way to clear the head.
This ghyll is located in Langdale and has fantastic views. It involves ascending the gorge climbing waterfalls. There are also a few small jumps. This location is the least aquatic of the ghyll scrambles in normal conditions.Suitable for most group sizes and abilities.
Another very popular activity is abseiling. 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 is a big adrenaline rush and never fails to impress. Great if you have no-one that is absolutely terrified of heights.
Hodge Close Quarry
The location is Hodge Close Quarry in Little Langdale. This is a huge disused slate quarry. You will need to get to the venue in either a car or a taxi as it is not feasible to get here on a bus or on foot.
Who does it suit? These activities are adults only and suitable for most. No prior experience is needed. All that is needed is a moderate level of fitness and an “up for it” attitude as it will be cold in the car park – making it mentally hard to get out of warm clothes and into the wetsuit. Please just be realistic when choosing the activity/activities ensuring it will be suitable for the whole group in terms of activity length/fitness level/ability/fear factor. We aim to ensure that everyone from the bravest to the most timid feels they have adequately challenged themselves and that some serious fun has been had. What’s provided: We try to time our sessions so we miss the other companies to ensure the best experience is had. Half day activities will last no more than 3 hours from the point we meet to the point we say goodbye. Full day activities will last no longer than 6 hours. The exact time depends on group size, the confidence and ability as well as the fitness of the participants and also the water conditions. What if the weather is poor? Please be aware that the sessions go ahead even if it is cold, windy and/or raining. Please have this in mind if you book for the wetter months as there is more chance of poor weather and you need to be up for it. So to reinforce the point further – please expect for the activities to go ahead even in poor weather and if you are not keen on this idea then don’t book. The only time we cancel this activity is if the conditions make the activity unsafe – and this decision is made by the instructor and is rare at this location but if it happens it will be due to dangerously high water levels or overhead lightning. Exact meeting details will be given at the time of booking. You will need to get to us in your cars or arrange transport. Pro’s: Cons:
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