Intermediate (suitable for most)
Stoney Croft is located in the North Lakes in the Newlands Valley – just 15 minutes drive from Keswick. It is a very impressive gorge with amazing views. This ghyll is a wet one with slides into pools of water. This ghyll can flood easily in times of heavy persistent rain – and when it does flood its not safe to run.
This location has no changing facilities. Changing will take place in our special changing tents.
This ghyll scramble involves descending the gorge known as ‘Stoney Croft’. This will involve LOTS of sliding into pools of water and there are a few challenges and surprises along the way including small jumps.
All of the obstacles can be avoided should you not want to take part in any of the challenges that do not suit you.
Over 16’s have the option to pay extra to do the ‘Canyoning’ section. This is a more extreme option and involves abseiling down waterfalls and a large slide.
Who does it suit?
Everyone from age 9 upwards (all under 18’s must be accompanied by their OWN parent or LEGAL guardian). This ghyll is very versatile, it can be adopted to suit most abilities.
Over 16’s have the option to pay extra to do the ‘Canyoning’ section. This is a more extreme option and involves abseiling down waterfalls and a large slide. To do this option you must be fit and able.
- Cag jacket
- Buoyancy aid
- Neoprene socks (colder days)
- All equipment
What to bring:
- Old trainers/hiking boots – no slip-on type shoes or crocs
- 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 days
How long will it last?
It will last no more than 3 hours from meeting to finishing, however, the exact time depends on group size and the speed everyone moves through the water and down the gorge.
What time of year?
Spring to Autumn. We do not run the longer version in the colder weather months.
- Suits everyone
- Free parking
- Safe bet in wet weather
- It suits those up for a soaking
- Excellent views
- Discount at the local pub on food and drinks