Ghyll Scrambling and Gorge Walking in the Peak District

Get wet and go wild in the heart of Derbyshire!

Gorge walking in the Peak District is exhilarating fun, perfect for the whole family or your hen and stag do. Test your nerves as we jump in natural pools and scramble up waterfalls. Experience the ultimate adventure activity in Derbyshire, while taking in spectacular scenery.


You’ll feel refreshed as we swim and walk our way through the clean, clear water that filters through the peat bogs of Kinder Scout. We don’t normally meet too many people in this part of the world, just the odd inquisitive sheep! The scenery is a true highlight of this gorge scramble, and we’ll take our time to savour the views.

This is the ideal wet weather alternative (and just as good in the sunshine) when you are looking for an exciting activity to do on your holiday in the Peak District!

We tailor our sessions to your aims and objectives so whether you’re looking to try out gorge walking for the first time or you’re an experienced adrenaline junkie looking for your next thrill, we’ll make our gorge walking session fit you perfectly.

Want More Adventure?

Ghyll scrambling takes around 3 hours and can be done in the morning or afternoon, continue the adventure with a half-day of rock climbing, mountain biking or abseiling.

Additional Information

Climbing a Waterfall in Derbyshire
We will provide you with all the equipment you need and our qualified instructors will take care of everything else. You simply need to bring:

  • Comfortable and warm clothes to change into after we come out of the gorge
  • Spending money for tea/snacks
  • Pair of old trousers or shorts to wear over the wetsuit to protect it
  • Old boots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet (must be closed toe)
  • If you want to wear something under the wetsuit please make sure it is synthetic material (rash vest, technical hiking ‘T’ shirt or similar)
  • We hope you remember your adventures for years to come so it is okay to bring suitable cameras on our activities. However, please be aware that due to the nature of our gorgewalking and canyoning activities, there will be times where we are wading and swimming. Cameras and phones are very likely to get wet and damaged so do try to waterproof and protect them sufficiently. We cannot be held responsible for damage of valuables.


At Lost Earth Adventures we take safety very seriously. We have public and product liability insurance, write risk assessments for every activity we offer and use highly experienced and qualified instructors with a good client to staff ratio. Read more about our safety policy.

Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome to join us ghyll scrambling but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at to discuss what we can do for you.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

Weekends Away

Fancy a whole weekend of adventure? Combine rock climbing with mountain biking, gorge scrambling or hiking throughout the peaks and hills of Yorkshire and the Peak District. If you are interested please read what’s on offer on our weekends away page.

Location of the Gorge

We meet in a car park at the Snake Inn, A57, Hope Valley, Bamford, S33 0BJ, perfect for quenching the thirst and a nice hot meal after an active day out in the mountains.

Distances to the gorge:
Sheffield – 20 minutes and within 1 hour from Manchester, Doncaster, Leeds, Bradford, Stoke-on-Trent, Chesterfield, Matlock, Derby, Nottingham, Huddersfield and Barnsley.

We also provide gorge walking and canyoning in other parts of the UK and Asia. Read more about our destinations.

Map of Peak District Gorge Walking Locations

England Gorge Walking Map


Click on the arrows below to take a photographic adventure through the gorge.

Group Experience Days


Schools or Group Bookings

Ghyll scrambling is incredibly popular with schools and large groups looking for something different and exciting. A £100 deposit is required to reserve the activity and the final balance is due 30 days before the event takes place. Deposits are non-refundable but the date can be changed with 30 days notice, subject to availability.

Dates and Prices

Gorge scrambling takes around 3 hours, and can be enjoyed in the morning or afternoon.

There are Two Options

*The open group events vary in price depending on the course and duration and the prices are listed with the courses on the open group activities page.


Number of PeoplePrice Per Person
1 person privately guided£179
2 people with private guide£99
3 people with private guide£79
4 people with private guide£59
5-6 people with private guide£49
7-19 people with private guide£45
20+ people with private guide£39
Open Group Events£49

How to Book

Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email to confirm the dates and activities as well as an initial £100 deposit to reserve your spot, then you’re on your way. The total participant numbers and the final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the activity takes place. To pay the deposit click Pay Now after reading our Terms and Conditions.. Please note that if there is persistant heavy rain before the gorge walk takes place we may have to cancel the trip but we will provide you with another activity. This is extremely rare at this venue but due to the nature of the activity it can happen. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details.

For your safety and security credit/debit card payments are processed through Paypal. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to pay via credit or debit card.

If you do not have a PayPal account, simply click on the Pay Now button below and get directed to the secure PayPal site, ignoring the option to log into PayPal. Look to the bottom of the page where you can click to use a credit/debit card.

Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure

Additionally, you can buy an adventure as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice when using a gift voucher and be aware that we can be quite busy in the summer months.

Pay by Other Methods

Other payment options are to: send us a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to Lost Earth Adventures Ltd.

Or you can pay by BACS payment to: Lost Earth Adventures LTD, Barclays bank, account number 63070883, sort code 209956 Please state your full name with the BACS reference. You can also pay at any UK branch of Barclays giving these details or come and visit us to pay cash.

Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome to join us gorge walking but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at to discuss what we can do for you.

Why Us?

waterfall in the Peak District

As an outdoors provider, we have been doing this for many years, not only in the Peak District, but we have also explored gorges in France, Canada, Australia and the Himalaya. Our guides are some of the most experienced in the industry, and without a doubt the friendliest instructors around. They’re guaranteed to give you a fulfilling, fun and unbeatable experience.

Our equipment is new, clean and the best available for gorge walking, which includes the warmest wetsuits in the industry that will keep you toasty when we’re swimming and scrambling our way through the gorge. We also supply you with neoprene socks and gloves so that we can run this activity all year round.

Gorge scrambling in Peak District

We never rush and don’t believe in cutting any corners. We believe in giving your group not just a great day, but an exceptional one. This is your day and we’ll do everything we can to make it one to remember. Our session is a full 3 hours and we maximise our time spent in the gorge. Our instructors will also create fun and entertaining games for you while also guiding you safely through the gorge.

Afterwards there is access to a bar and hot meals.

Videos of the Gorge

Rock Climbing and Gorge Walking Adventure Day

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