Active Cymru

Gorge Walking

Gorge Walking and Gorge Scrambling in North Wales

A great adventure day for everyone gorge walking and gorge scrambling can be for  individuals, couples, families and groups of all sizes and has proved to be one of the most popular and a great way to enjoy your outdoor adventure in North Wales.

Gorges that are ideal for gorge walking and scrambling are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons or gorges are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Gorges can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world, and gorge walking  is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

Gorge walking gear includes climbing hardware, semi-static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, and specially designed shoes, packs, and rope bags.

The perfect choice for stag & hen groups due to the all-weather environment take a look at what groups we take gorge walking and scrambling

Gorge Scrambling

Gorge Scrambling

Gorge Walking and scrambling up U & V shaped gorges takes us into some magnificent and remote parts of North Wales navigating through fresh water rock pools and ascending natural mountain waterfalls makes this one of the best outdoor activities available in Wales.

Gorge Walking has become hugely popular over the last few years due to the accessibility of the gorges and is a truly all-weather outdoor adventure. Active Cymru haves site specific training for gorge walking in Snowdonia by the national mountain center and have gained a good foundation of experience leading large groups in the gorge.

Start Times

We start at 10.00 am but can arrange a time to suit you. The whole experience can last between 3-4 hours depending on group size.

Gorge Walking Experience Explained

Afon Ddu Gorge is suitable for everyone and just complete fun for 3-4 hours. (Children under 10 years old must be accompanied).

Maentwrog and Dolgarog is a scramble gorge. You will need to have some experience for this. Adults only. 3-5 hours, youths who have completed the afon Ddu gorge walk are eligible to move up to this level of gorge scrambling.

Equipment & Clothing for Gorge Walking

We provide all the technical equipment we supply wetsuits, protective helmets and buoyancy aids but please bring spare clothing, towel, swim costume,  trainers to get wet in and a pair of shorts to wear over the wetsuit

You Tube Video Gorge Walking Video of The Afon Ddu gorge in Snowdonia, North Wales

We have good ratios of 1 instructor to 10 people for the Afon Ddu Gorge and 1 instructor to 8 people in the Dolgarog and Maentwrog Gorge

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