Gorge walking

Includes: Gorge scrambling, ghyll scrambling, rhyll walking, burn walking Outdoors, Nature and the great outdoors, Walking, Water

Activity time:
Half day


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Walk, climb and get wet!

At the end of a gorge walk, girls will be able to say they've climbed up waterfalls, jumped into pools and completed all sorts of wet and wonderful challenges.


An adventurous activity involving walking along a riverbed, pool-jumping and going over waterfalls.

To take girls gorge walking, you will need to find a reputable local activity provider.

If you fancy something more challenging - give canyoning a go!

Planning checklist

Safety notes

The provider must be licenced by the Adventurous Activities Licencing Authority.

You can verify the quality of a provider by checking it has one of the following endorsements: Adventuremark or LotC Quality Badge for Adventure.

AALA and the above endorsements are not applicable in Northern Ireland, where you should ask your local Outdoor Activities Adviser to recommend an approved provider.

This activity must only be undertaken using a reputable, licensed activity provider.

Monitor current and predicted weather conditions as water levels in rivers and streams can rise rapidly following rainfall on hills/fells. As this activity is dependent on weather conditions, providers may need to cancel at short notice. Check your chosen provider's cancellation policy.

Take insect repellent as midges are common in areas used for gorge walking.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed


  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF | Word
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity - PDF

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities