Scrambling in The Lake District

Somewhere between hillwalking and rock climbing, scrambling is a diverse and challenging way to explore the beautiful mountains of the Lake District. With a great sense of achievement upon reaching the summit, you'll be left wanting to do more. Throughout the day you will be getting to grips with rocky obstacles, learning about route and equipment selection, reading guidebooks and learning how to stay safe on the mountain.

If you fancy a bit more of a challenge than your average walk in the hills, our highly qualified Mountain Leaders will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry on having scrambling adventures after the course. We also run scrambling trips to North Wales.

If you're looking for mountain challenges you may also be interested in our 3 Peaks Challenge or the Welsh 3000's.



All Year Round


1-2 Days

Group Size



Minimum age: 18

Mountain Leaders

You will be guided by an experienced instructor who holds Mountain Leader qualifications. All of our group leaders are wilderness first aid trained.


During the course, we will cover

  • Route Selection
  • Equipment Selection
  • Using guidebooks
  • Safety

Which scrambles we choose to do is dependant on weather conditions but to give you an idea of what to expect here are a few classic routes...

Helvellyn via Striding Edge - Grade 1

One of the most spectacular and best-known ridges in England. Experience a bit of exposure along the ridge of Striding Edge and make your way up to Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in England.

Pavey Arc via Jakes Rake - Grade 1

A classic scramble in the Lakes with fantastic views over the Langdale valley.

Blencathra via Sharpe Edge - Grade 1

Fantastic exposure on this challenging ridge scramble overlooking Keswick and Derwent water.


The Lake District


Equipment supplied

All mountain safety equipment supplied.

Equipment needed

Walking boots / approach shoes, small rucksack, waterproof top and trousers, fleece or warm top, hat and gloves, whistle and water bottles. We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.