Go MAD In The East Yorkshire Dales

3,4 or 5 exhilarating challenges all in one day!

Cave | Climb | Abseil | High Ropes | Gorge Walk

activity dayUnderground, overdale, upstream: explore every insane frontier of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Beauty in a single day. How much MADness can you take? Choose MAD 3, MAD 4 or MAD 5, depending on just how crazy you want your day to be!

You’d be MAD to miss out!

Man jumping into river


Below is a typical itinerary of our MAD adventures. The order and times of activities may change.

Mad 3

  • 10:00: Meet at Brimham Rocks for your group briefing
  • 10:20-13:00: Climbing & abseiling at Brimham Rocks
  • 13:00-14:00: Drive to Studfold Activity Centre & lunch
  • 14:00-17:00: Gorge Walking
  • 17:20: Changed and dry and ready to either have a cuppa or set off home with memories of an unforgettable day!

Mad 4

  • 10:00: Meet at Brimham Rocks for your group briefing
  • 10:15-12:00: Climbing & abseiling at Brimham Rocks
  • 12:00-13:00: Drive to Studfold Activity Centre & lunch
  • 13:00-15:30: Gorge Walking
  • 15:30-17:00: Caving

Mad 5

  • 10:00: Meet at Brimham Rocks for your group briefing
  • 10:15-12:00: Climbing & abseiling at Brimham Rocks
  • 12:00-13:00: Drive to Studfold Activity Centre & lunch
  • 13:00-15:30: Gorge Walking
  • 15:30-18:00: Caving and underground high ropes course

We’re very flexible. Just let us know which activities you’d like to do and we’ll arrange the rest.

Trying rock climbing

MAD Activity 1: Rock Climbing

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a world-class climber, Brimham Rocks is home to insane climbing for everyone.

Trying abseiling

MAD Activity 2: Abseiling

Because what comes up must come down, swing like a lunatic as you descend through the undergrowth.

Trying gorge walking

MAD Activity 3: Gorge Walking

Slide down natural chutes and jump into pools as you scramble your way up Blayshaw Gill, one of Yorkshire’s premier gorge walking locations.

Trying caving

MAD Activity 4: Caving

Go totally insane on our MAD 4. Enter the least explored frontier and discover an unknown world full of bizarre and wonderful calcite formations.

Trying an underground high ropes course

MAD Activity 5: Underground High Ropes Course

Be an absolute rager and try our MAD 5. Take the MADness to another level by combining the caving adventure with an all-natural subterranean high ropes course.


We only run our MAD Activity Days as private events. Prices are per person and dependent on group size.

Number of people
(privately guided)
Price for MAD 3
Price for MAD 4
Price for MAD 5
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
8 people
9 people
10+ people
30+ people

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..

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Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure

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.

Where to Meet

We will be meeting at either Brimham Rocks, postcode HG3 4DW or the Studfold Activity Centre, postcode HG3 5SG. However the meeting location could change slightly. We will send you exact joining instructions when you book.

Why Book With Us?

  • We will provide you with all the equipment you need
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  • We have an AALA License, qualified instructors and liability insurance. Read our safety policy.
  • Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome to join us ghyll scrambling. We have no upper age limit

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