Gorge Walking and Canyoning in Yorkshire
Scramble and Swim in a Fresh Water Ghyll
Experience Day in the Eastern Yorkshire Dales
Explore an ancient gorge, carved out over millions of years in the heart of Yorkshire. Water twists and turns its way through smooth limestone channels, cascading over waterfalls and running down natural chutes.
You’ll be jumping, scrambling, swimming and boulder hopping into exhilarating rapids and clear waters.
Submerged into nature, we’re well away from roads, buildings and people, this truly is one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems.
While gill scrambling you will be provided with all of the essential safety equipment, the jumping, climbing and swimming are optional and there are options to walk around these obstacles. There are no tight squeezes or caves to go through.
After boulder hopping your way up the gorge why not continue the adventure with a half-day of rock climbing, abseiling or caving?
Stag and Hen Parties or Group Bookings
Gorge walking is incredibly popular with stag or hen parties, school and youth groups, team building and other large groups looking for something different and exciting. To make things easy as we know large groups are hard to organise, all we need is a £100 deposit to reserve the date.
Gorge walking takes around 3 hours and can be done in the morning or afternoon, rain or shine!
There are Two Options
- Join one of our open group events that take place at different times throughout the year (please see our group events calender)* or
- Have your own personal instructor for the day.
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How to Book
Call us on 01904 5000094 or online:
Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 happens rarely 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 ACCOUNTto 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.
Children older than 7 are most welcome to join us gorge walking. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure! This activity is suitable for pretty much anyone, there are no height or weight restrictions.
Where to Meet
Studfold Activity Centre, Lofthouse, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SG
Distances to the gorge:
Leeds – 1 hour, Harrogate – 40 minutes, York – 1 hour 15 minutes. The gorge is also within close proximity to Settle, Skipton, Richmond, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, Otley and Bradford.
Map of All our Gorge Walking Locations
As an outdoors provider, we have been doing this for many years, not only in Yorkshire, but we have also explored gorges in France, America, Canada, Australia and the Himalaya.
Our equipment is new, clean and the best available for gorge walking, which includes the warmest wetsuits in the industry along with neoprene gloves and socks that will keep you toasty when we’re swimming and scrambling our way through the gorge.
At Lost Earth Adventures we take safety very seriously. We have full 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. Lost Earth Adventures also holds an AALA license for the provision of gorge walking. This is the highest accreditation that is available from the British Government and means that we meet the high standards set for providing adventurous activities. Read more about our safety policy.
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:
- Spending money for tea/snacks
- Towel and shower gel
- Old boots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet (must be closed toe)
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.
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