Stag & Hen Activities

Location: Throughout Lake District Time Taken: 2-3 hours (half day) 5-6 hours (full day) Price: From £35 (per person)
What’s involved? Either a half or a full day(s) of activities. Our most popular stag and hen activities that we recommend are ghyll scrambling/canyoning and/or abseiling.
Who will it suit? No previous experience required for most of our activities. All that is needed is a realistic level of fitness as well as a realistic choice about what activity will suit the needs of your entire group – as stag and hen parties tend to have differing levels of fitness and ability as well as a large age range. 

 

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.

Why choose us?

We are No.1 on TripAdvisor and have been since our 1st year of operating. We offer the very best outdoor activities and the very best equipment (for example: no-one has thicker or higher quality wetsuits than us). We also take pictures and post them on Facebook free of charge. These facts combined will make your Stag or Hen the “one to remember”.

Our activities are action packed and full of fun and laughter. We can personally recommend these days as Craig (the instructor) even spent his own Stag Do taking out his friends and since then we have been the activity providers for all of our friends Stag and Hen parties.

Our locations:

We have locations throughout the whole of the Lake District. Whether you are partying in Keswick in the North of the National Park, Windermere in the South of the National Park or having a quieter one in Eskdale in the West of the park we have a location within a short drive of you.

Some locations have no changing or toilet facilities

Our most popular activities:

You can choose from any of our activities. 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/Canyoning you can have full weekends of the same activity as there are lots of venues to visit, each giving a new experience.

 

Ghyll Scrambling/Canyoning

This is by far the most popular activity with stag and hens 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 2-3 hour locations as well as 5-6 hour locations.

Its good to combine this activity with abseiling to make a day of it.

Click on our ghyll scrambling/canyoning locations below to help you decide which best suits the needs of your group…

 

Half Day Ghyll Scrambling/Canyoning


Church Beck / Church Beck Canyon

This ghyll is located in Coniston. It involves either ascending (standard version) or descending the canyon (canyon version). There are plenty challenges along the way. The standard version involves climbing waterfalls a few jumps and a slide. The canyon version involves sliding, jumping and abseiling down waterfalls.

This is a very aquatic outing and all must be ok with full submersion in water. Standard version is better with smaller groups and the canyon is great for all sizes.

Church Beck – View Page

Chuch Beck Canyon – View Page

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 is the least aquatic of the ghyll scrambles in normal conditions.

Standard version suitable for most group sizes and abilities. Upper falls better for smaller groups of fit people.

Stickle Ghyll – View Page

Stickle Ghyll + Upper Falls – View Page

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.

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

Stoney Croft – View Page

Stoney Croft Canyon – View Page

 

Full Day Ghyll Scrambling/Canyoning

Esk Ghyll

This ghyll scramble is located in the remote Esk valley. It is an ascent of the mighty mountain gorge known as Esk Ghyll – “The BIG One”. It is the most aquatic outing we have, with the cliff jumping considered to be its main attraction. It not only has more jumping than any other ghyll scramble but the jumps are the biggest the Lake District has to offer. In-between the jumping you will be scrambling your way up the gorge, swimming through its deep emerald pools and climbing up its milky-white waterfalls.

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 both big and small groups. You must be confident jumping into deep pools of water.

Esk Ghyll – View Page

Devil’s Canyon

This takes place in a secret location. This is a “proper” canyoning experience using proper canyoning techniques. Before we enter this top secret canyon you will first be taught how to use the equipment and how to abseil. We will then enter the canyon, and working as a team we will descend it, doing battle with its truly colossal waterfalls and vertical drops. Its abseils and slides are the BIGGEST the Lake District has to offer. There is a huge zipline down a waterfall that is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping.  Do you have what it takes to attempt ‘The COLOSSAL One’?

This is for fit and confident 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. Small groups only.

Devil’s Canyon – View Page


Abseiling

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 safety line may be operated by your fellow Stags/Hens so choose your friends wisely.

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

Its a good idea to combine a ghyll scramble if you want to make a day of it.

 

 

Abseiling

Abseiling

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.

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.

There are a few more locations we can do if Hodge Close isn’t handy for you to reach. All of the locations do also however, require car or taxi transport.

 

Abseiling – View Page

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.

Who does it suit?

We understand that there is often a huge mix of abilities, ages and fitness levels with these type of groups. All our activities and locations can be carefully chosen and tailored to fit the needs of the entire group. We have activities that are more extreme or harder than others, as well as ones that are easier or where all of the obstacles/challenges can be avoided – just ask our advice and we will help you decide. 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/group size.

We can also help you choose an activity in the right location. We have ones that are suitable for spectators or have nearby shops or amenities for those not taking part. 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.  All under 18’s must be accompanied by their OWN parent or LEGAL guardian.

What’s provided:

  • All activity specialist equipment & guide(s)
  • An activity rated No.1 on TripAdvisor (since year 1)
  • The highest quality equipment (we can’t be beaten on wetsuit thickness/warmth when ghyll scrambling)
  • Medical kit with a dry storage container for personal medication
  • A mass of experience and expertise

Note: We also have special winter kit for the colder days/months!

What’s NOT provided:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Personal footwear for use during the activities
  • Change of clothing/towel (for ghyll scrambling/canyoning)
  • Swimming costume/trunks/boxer shorts to wear under the wetsuit (for ghyll scrambling/canyoning)
  • Rash vest/base layer to wear under the wetsuit(for ghyll scrambling/canyoning)
  • Old shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh) or leggings to wear over the wetsuit to help protect it (for ghyll scrambling/canyoning)
  • Warm and waterproof clothing (to wear on all activities except ghyll scrambling)
  • Any personal medication

A full and thorough kit list will be provided for each activity.

Typical timeslots

  • 9-12 (half day)
  • 12-3 (half day)
  • 9-3 (full day)

We try to time our sessions so we miss the other companies to ensure the best experience is had. The morning timeslot almost guarantees that we miss everyone else.

How long will the activities last?

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 time of year?

The season runs year round but some of our activities are from March/April through to October/November depending of what type of Spring/Autumn we are having. Roughly speaking May and June tend to be the hottest and driest months.

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 usually due to dangerously high water levels.

Meeting locations:

We meet you at the locations either in pub car parks or layby’s. We will give you meeting details and you will need to get to us in your cars or arrange transport. Most of our locations wouldn’t be feasible to reach on public transport.

Pro’s: 

  • Great fun activities
  • Can suit most abilities
  • Can cater for most group sizes
  • Lots of locations/activities to choose from
  • Best kit
  • No.1 on TripAdvisor

Cons:

  • Doesn’t suit everyone
  • Can have limited options depending on group size or time of year
  • You need to arrange transport and accommodation
  • Maximum group size limit

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