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Scrambling in the Lake District

Learn new skills on our two scrambling tours in the Lake District

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Holiday Highlights

  • We provide safe training in small groups with qualified instructors
  • Learn new skills and take on grade 1 - 3 scrambles
  • Guided scrambling at varying difficulties (depending on the selected course)
  • Walking in the Lake District with unmatched views

Mountain scrambling is an energetic blend of mountaineering and rock climbing, where the horizontal meets the vertical. You’ll bridge the gap between hiking and bouldering as you grip your hands on the rock and get stuck in.

Guided scrambling in the Lake District is fantastic; thanks to this area’s incredible peaks and varied topography, there is never a dull moment. You’ll cover lots of ground throughout the day, clambering up rough steps and slabs to a sensational summit.

Set off in the company of our professional instructors, while learning the essential abilities that will allow you to venture out by yourself in the future. We put your safety first, so the maximum instructor to client ratio that we work to is 1:6 and the largest group size is 2:12.

Choose a Difficulty to Suit You

Introduction to Scrambling (grade 8 walking + grade 1 scrambling)

Operates on: 29 May 2021 for four nights 

This introductory course is for trekkers who are looking to stray off-the-beaten-track and explore adventurous routes. It’s well-suited to those who have minimal to no scrambling experience and would be perfect for someone who enjoys hill walking. For this tour, you will also be expected to have a good level of fitness.

During your time in the Lake District, we will incorporate grade 1 scrambles, which have little to no hazards and offer easy route finding. There is a wide selection of tracks available to us, which will be chosen by qualified instructors based upon the weather conditions and the groups’ abilities and fitness levels.

You will need to have a head for heights, but will not be expected to use ropes, although some basic ropework skills might be taught.  

Advanced Scrambling (grade 9 walking + grade 2 and 3 scrambling)

Operates on: 02 June 2021 for five nights

This advanced course is ultimately aimed at individuals who are wanting to progress onto more technically testing terrain. You will be a competent scrambler, looking to develop your ropework capabilities, increase in confidence and work towards scrambling independently. 

Within this tour, there will also be additional exposure compared to Introduction to Scrambling and you will be getting to grips with increasingly challenging routes. Some parts will be long and tough, and a rope is likely to be utilised for safety and confidence.

Your four walking and scrambling days will involve more technical scrambles, typically grade 2 and grade 3:

Grade 2: These routes contain prolonged, demanding segments where a rope could be used for safety and confidence.

Grade 3: These routes should only be undertaken by experienced scramblers. It includes lengthy sections where escape is often difficult and a rope is recommended.

  • Accommodation at Hassness Country House
  • All meals included except on Tuesday (Introduction to Scrambling)
  • All transport necessary to reach the trailheads
  • Tuition and use of all necessary technical equipment throughout
  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
  • One evening meal on the Introduction to Scrambling tour

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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