What is Gorge Walking or Gorge Scrambling?
Gorge walking also known as gorge scrambling in Wales can be a combined water/rock activity. Gorge walking in the UK can represent a spectrum of activities some of which are mostly rock activities and some of which are mostly water activities. Also referred to as ghyll scrambling in other parts of the UK this is can be done by both adults and children. Our gorge walking activity is not to be confused with our canyoning activity. They are two totally different activities. Gorge walking is more suited to families and children as we use a less extreme river. See our separate page on canyoning for more information.
“Most fantastic fun we’ve had for ages. Can’t stop talking about the activity. Instructors were brilliant, excellent sense of humour and very patient. This was great value – the perfect weekend.” Connie Sutherland
What Does Gorge Walking Entail/What will I be doing
The best way of describing our activity is a river adventure . With our guides, you travel through a steep sided gorge following the course of the river by various ways and means. This can involve sliding down rapids, swimming down rapids, floating down fast flowing chutes and waves, climbing beside waterfalls and of course jumping off those adrenalin pumping 20ft ledges into deep pool.
“I would like to thank you for a fantastic weekend we all had with Call of the Wild. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and everything ran like clockwork. ” Dave Nicholson.
Who Can Do Gorge Walking?
Gorge walking in Wales can be tried by all ages and abilities. The youngest we would recommend is 8 years old and the eldest depends on your physical ability. the day can be tailored to suit your needs.
Where Can I do Gorge Walking?
Call of the Wild’s gorge walking sessions are based in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK – in the part of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park known as waterfall country. We use the rivers in the Ystradfellte region of the Park which provides us with a wonderful adventure playground. You can’t do gorge scrambling to this sort of level and in such stunning surroundings in many other parts of the UK. So come to the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK and sample gorge walking for yourself. It should definitely be on the list of things to do before the kids grow up. A wonderful opportunity for an unforgettable shared family experience..
“We had an absolutely fantastic weekend thanks! The activities were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone – especially the canyoning.” Beverley McGonagle
Duration/Length of the Gorge walking session?
This is variable depending on the size and nature of the group and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 to 4 hours.
When can I do it?
We operate our gorge walking Wales sessions all year.
What is it going to cost me?
“ .. by far the best activity we have done on any of our weekends away (which last count was 6). The staff and the way the activity was run were second to none, all the boys loved it and there is already talk of coming back.” Richard Gunner.
What will I have to Wear for my Gorge Walking Session?
For your gorge walking session we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a wet suit, buoyancy aid and helmet.
Good Combinations of Activities
Can I Use a Camera?
Yes you can but we would only recommend bringing a waterproof disposal camera if it is your intention to take it into the gorge. With any other camera we cannot guarantee it will make it out in one piece. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera into the gorge as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!
Take Away a Video or Photos
In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.
Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.
Gorge Walking Photo Gallery
If any of the above interest you, contact us now!