North Wales Gorge Walking/Scrambling




Also known as Ghyll Scrambling and Canyoning

Gorge Walk 1 - Afon Ddu


What is Gorge Walking... Gorge Walking is scrambling, climbing, abseiling, rock hopping, jumping in to water, swimming and squeezing your way up or down a gorge. This can be physically demanding depending on the Gorge and weather.

This is one of our most popular activities. To get an idea take a look at our video & Photo page.


Why North Wales Active...We are the only company in North Wales that offers completly private and bespoke Adventure Activity courses, we also run 2 of the best Gorges in North Wales.

We offer Adventure Activity Courses with your own personal experienced and qualified instructor, meaning we dont mix groups, we use quality equiptment and of course the best locations for each activity possible.



This is a great wet & dry weather activity!


Prices & information below


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For this Gorge only you have 2 options...


Mixed course


Private course

North Wales Active Gorge Walk 1 prices


Private course - Remember we dont mix groups, your course is private and bespoke.


Book 2 Activities on the same day get the second less than half price


 For more Booking options please Contact us.



Gorge 1 (Afon Ddu 2-4 hours - private) Gorge 1 & 90ft Abseil (4-5 hours) Gorge 1, Climbing & Abseiling (All day)
1 person £100 1 person £150 1 person £160
2 people £70 p.p 2 people £80 p.p 2 people £90 p.p
3 people £50 p.p 3 people £60 p.p 3 people £70 p.p
4-20 people £42.50 p.p 4-20 people £50 p.p 4-20 people £60 p.p
21 people+ £37.50 p.p 21 people+ £47.50 p.p 21 people+ £55 p.p
Gorge 1 (Afon Ddu 2-4 hours - mixed) Dates available for mixed courses  
£37.50 p.p July                - 23rd July - 13.00  
  August -12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th - 13.00  

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North Wales Active - Gorge Walking description


Gorge walk 1 (Afon Ddu)

Suitable for everyone and just complete fun for 2-4 hours Depending on group size. Great chalenges on the way up, swimming is kept to a minimum and some fitness is needed to complete the Gorge. Some jumps, sqeezes and Scrambling. (Children must be at least 10 years old).



North Wales Active - Gorge Walking Information


In North Wales We have 2 main gorges that we use and both have different elements and challenges. All challenges are fun & range in difficulty but not essential to complete the gorge. Jumps range from 2ft-30ft (depending on the gorge) so start low and build upto a level that suits you.

Age range is 10 years + for Gorge 1 & 12 years + for Gorge 2.


North Wales Gorge Walking has become hugely popular over the last few years due to the accessibility of the gorges and the fact that it's an all weather and all year round activity. 

North Wales Active only use experienced & qualified instructors who know and work in these Gorges all year round.


Gorge Walking Start times


We reccommend starting about 10.00am or 13.00 but can arrange a time to suit you. The whole experience lasts 2 - 5 hours depending on Gorge, group size and ability.


Gorge Walking Fitness


You dont have to be super fit but a small amount of fitness is needed to complete each gorge. Gorge 1 has less swimming in it but more scrambling. Gorge 2 has a bit more swimming and a few abseils in it.


Gorge Walking Kit & clothing


We supply-

  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Bouyancy aid
  • Insurance
  • Qualified & Experienced instructors


Please bring -

  • Sturdy trainers/boots to get wet in
  • Swim costume
  • Towel
  • Shorts for over your wetsuit
  • Maybe some spare clothes for after


We have great ratios of 1 instructor to 10 people for gorge 1 and 1 instructor to 8 people in gorge 2.

This is important as you will recieve More attention for safety.

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