Go MAD In The East Yorkshire Dales

3 – 5 exhilarating challenges all in one day!

Cave | Climb | Abseil | High Ropes | Gorge Walk

activity day
Underground, 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 or MAD 5, depending on just how crazy you want your day to be!

You’d be MAD to miss out!


Gorge walking Yorkshire Dales

Typical Itinerary – The order could change slightly

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

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.

MAD Activity 2: Abseil
Because what comes up must come down, swing like a lunatic as you descend through the undergrowth.

MAD Activity 3: Gorge walk
Slide down natural chutes and jump into pools as you scramble your way up Blayshaw Gill, one of Yorkshire’s premier gorge walking locations.

MAD 4: Totally Insane

MAD activity 4: Caving
Enter the least explored frontier and discover an unknown world full of bizarre and wonderful calcite formations.

MAD 5: Absolute Rager

MAD activity 5: High Ropes Course: underground
Take the MADness to another level by combining the caving adventure with an all-natural subterranean high ropes course.

Additional Information

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 out exact joining instructions when you book.


Underground high ropes course Yorkshire Dales

We will provide you with all safety equipment you need. You simply need to bring:

  • Warm, comfortable clothes to change into after your activities
  • Spending money for tea/snacks
  • Gorge walk: 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 a wetsuit please make sure it is synthetic material (rash vest, technical hiking ‘T’ shirt or similar)
  • Caving: three warm layers for the upper body (e.g. t-shirt, sweat-shirt and fleece), warm trousers (jogging or cargo trousers but no denim) and a thin warm hat to fit under your helmet
  • Water & shock proof camera (optional)

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!


Hit the arrows to explore photos from adventures in the Yorkshire Dales.


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

Mad Prices

Price Per PersonMAD 3MAD 4MAD 5
1 person with private guide£280£399£499
2 people with private guide£149£225£275
3 people with private guide£99£149£195
4 people with private guide£89£125£149
5 people with private guide£79£99£129
6 people with private guide£79£99£119
7 people with private guide£79£89£99
8 people with private guide£79£89£95
9 people with private guide£75£79£95
10+ people with private guide£75£79£89
30+ people with private guide£69£75£79

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..

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

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.

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