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Lucy, Encompass Trust group leader, Nov 2016
Borrowdale has a superb range of routes, from easy scrambles to modern test pieces. Shepherd's Crag is a pleasant 20 minute walk from the hostel. The Brown Slab area is justly popular with beginners. The Shepherd's Café (High Lodore Farm) is a great place for refreshments after battling up Little Chamonix. Troutdale Pinnacle on Black Crag is the stand-out route of the valley. If you prefer the high mountain crags, Gillercombe Buttress and The Great Napes are easily reached from the head of the valley.
Please get in touch with us for up-to-date recommendations of climbing instructors.
Indoor Climbing Walls
Kong Adventure, in the centre of Keswick: Ice wall, bouldering, play area, auto-belay, climbing competitions, small cafe.
There are also climbing walls in Ambleside, Carlisle, Maryport (Clip n Climb - very child-friendly) and Kendal.
High Ropes course
Whinlatter Forest has the highest Go Ape course in the country: www.goape.co.uk/sites/whinlatter