Ghyll Scrambling

Enjoy this "Wet and Wild" experience in one of the Lake Districts beautiful gorges as part of one of our open group activities, available to book online via the "Book Now" button above!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Ghyll scrambling is an exhilarating and fun activity perfect for families or groups who want a challenge, making it one of our most popular activities!

You will make your way up a mountain stream whilst having so much fun along the way.

This is a wet activity, so you can expect to be plunging into clear pools, swimming against flowing water, climbing up the side of waterfalls, exploring caves and sliding down water shoots along the way in the beautiful Western Lake District valleys, Wasdale.

Available as an open group session during the summer or can be arranged as part of a family/group private activity booking, please get in touch for availability.

    • Duration: 3 hours (approx)
    • Minimum Age/Height: 8 years and must be at least 135cm tall
    • Fitness: Good level of fitness required
    • Meeting Place: Nether Beck - Wasdale Valley (directions sent upon booking).
Canoeing

Canoe England's deepest Lake - Wastwater in the Wasdale Valley and join one of our open group sessions, available to book online via the "Book Now"  button!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Your instructor will take you on a journey on one of the most beautiful and tranquil Lakes the Lake District has to offer.

These half day sessions are a perfect way to enjoy the scenery this spectacular valley has to offer.

A perfect way for couples, families, friends and individuals to spend a few hours enjoying this popular water sport.

Available as an open group session during the summer or can be arranged as part of a family/group private activity booking, please get in touch for availability.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 6 years
  • Fitness: Fair level of fitness required
  • Meeting Place: Wastwater - Wasdale Valley - You will be sent directions upon booking.
Kayaking

Kayak England's deepest Lake - Wastwater in the Wasdale Valley and join one of our open group sessions, available to book online via the "Book Now" button!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Your instructor will take you on a journey on one of the most beautiful and tranquil Lakes the Lake District has to offer.

These half day sessions are a perfect way to enjoy the scenery this spectacular valley has to offer.

A perfect way for couples, families, friends and individuals to spend a few hours enjoying this popular water sport.

Available as an open group session during the summer or can be arranged as part of a family/group private activity booking, please get in touch for availability.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 10 years.
  • Fitness: A good level of fitness required.
  • Meeting Place: Wastwater - Wasdale Valley - You will be sent directions upon booking.
Introduction to Paddle Boarding (SUP)

What better way to try out this ever-growing popular water sport than to join one of our open group sessions and one of our qualified and experienced paddle leaders will guide you through the basics.  Available to book online via the "Book Now"  button!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Our introduction to paddle boarding with one of our qualified instructors will provide you with the foundations, knowledge and some technical skills to enable you to have the confidence to be able to take the next step to become an independent paddle boarder!  It is a fun session and will leave you wanting to get out there and practice your new skills.

West Lakes Adventure are proud to be one of the first Lake District activity providers to offer quality paddle boarding tuition with qualified paddle sport instructors since 2016.

Available as an open group taster session during the summer or as part of a family/group private activity booking.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 10 years.
  • Fitness: A good level of fitness is required.
  • Meeting Place: Wastwater - Wasdale Valley - you will be sent directions upon booking.
Rock Climbing

What better way to try out rock climbing for the first time or advance on to real Lakeland Rock; our open group sessions are a great introduction to this fun and rewarding sport for your first time climbing on real Lake District Rock!  Our group sessions are available to book online via the "Book Now"  button!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Have a go at rock climbing on a friendly rock face under the guidance of a qualified and experienced instructor. Learn the basics of single pitch climbing including how to correctly put on a harness, learn to tie into the rope and belay safely, basic movements and techniques, as well as having lots of fun!

Available as an open group session during the summer or can be arranged as part of a family/group private activity booking, please get in touch for availability.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 6 years.
  • Fitness: Some amount of fitness required.
  • Meeting Place: Opposite the King Geaorge IV - Eskdale Valley.
Archery

A two-hour introductory session where you will learn the basics of this fun and rewarding sport. With the beautiful backdrop of the Eskdale valley, we will have you hitting the target in no time.

Archery is available to book online via the "Book Now"  button!

If you can't see the availability or the date you want on the booking calendar, don't worry!  We can often put on extra sessions even if the booking system says we are full so we will do our best to accommodate you and your group!

Available as an open group taster session during the summer or as part of a family/group private activity booking.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 6 years
  • Fitness: Not much fitness required
  • Meeting Place: West Lakes Adventure, Woolpack Farm, Eskdale, CA19 1TH
Canyoning – The Esk Extreme!

The Esk Gorge Extreme Canyoning is a step up on all levels from Ghyll Scrambling in the Eskdale Valley.

This activity is an extreme level of Lake District ghyll scrambling with bigger jumps, bigger climbs, bigger water and its remote location makes this activity one of the most challenging and exhillerating activities we offer!

Activity Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

Minimum Age: 16

A Good level of fitness is required for this activity.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Open Group Activities require adult supervision if under the age of 18.

Scroll down to see what specialist equipment is provided and what personal kit you will need to provide.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Minimum Age/Height: 14 years
  • Fitness: Good level of fitness required
  • Meeting Place: West Lakes Adventure, Woolpack Farm, Eskdale, CA19 1TH
  • Cost: £ 70pp
Mountain Bike & Paddle Board Hire

Please see our HIRE BIKE/SUP page for more details and to book your mountain bike or paddle board hire!

We do not hire out Canoes or Kayaks without an instructor.

How To Book

Booking something bespoke for just you & your group is really simple -

  • Call us on 019467 23753 to discuss options and availabilty
  • Email us at: enquiries@westlakesadventure.co.uk with as much detail as possible
  • Complete the enquiry form including details about the number of adults & children, preferred dates, preferred activities and contact details

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For enquiries please call us on 019467 23753

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West Lakes Adventure
Woolpack Farm
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Eskdale Valley
Cumbria CA19 1TH

  019467 23753
  enquiries@westlakesadventure.co.uk

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