You are never far from adventure in the UK. We are lucky to have so many different adventure opportunites available to us, and often right on our doorstep. Over the past year or so, as well as walking further, and higher, than I ever have before, I’ve also begun to crank up the adrenaline level of my regular walks thanks to scrambling.
For those who aren’t familiar with scrambling, it’s a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges – a difficult, hands on hillwalking route or an easy climbing route. There are scrambling routes of various difficulties all over the country. Scrambling therefore presents a fantastic opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone and seek out adventure which is both local and free. It’s certainly helped me transform gentle walks in the Peak District into small but regular nuggets of adventure.
This video follows my first real experience of graded scrambling – two nerve jangling scrambles up Jake’s Rake in the Great Langdales, and the Lord’s Rake on Scafell. Two incredible experiences never to be forgotten.
If you would like to find local scrambles then I can recommend UK Scrambles which provides excellent routes and guides.