Scrambling Days

Scrambling Days

Many people consider scrambling to be a halfway house between hill walking and climbing. While not climbing in the traditional sense of the word, you’ll certainly be using your hands to keep yourself secure as we journey through the spectacular British mountains. Scrambling is the perfect way to reach a summit while escaping the crowded mountain paths far below.

It takes a little time to build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the exposed ridges and gullies found in the mountains across the UK. That’s why our scrambling trips are only suitable for people with some hill walking experience. If you fancy giving scrambling a go but don’t have much experience on mountainous terrain, then why not attend one of our Hill Walking Trips – in the hands of our experienced mountain leaders you’ll soon be ready to tackle tough stuff.

Given the serious nature of Scrambling, we operate a low client to instructor ratio and the chosen route will depend on the weather conditions and experience of the group.

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“Thanks to Nick our weekend in Snowdonia was amazing. Experienced guides and mountaineers, Nick and Simon both with expert local knowledge made climbing Crib Goch an absolute pleasure, despite the weather! Great organisation and attention to detail made for a memorable weekend in the mountains. Thanks to all at Fitways Adventures”.

“A great introductory weekend to Snowdonia and the highlight was the scramble along the classic Crib Goch route to the summit. This was a challenging introduction to scrambling but we were in expert hands and the weekend left us with a real sense of achievement having tackled the legendary routes of the Snowden Horseshoe.”


1 and 2 day options
Daily walking time:
6 – 7 hrs
1,000m (Approx)
Max team size:
Available dates:
11 & 12 May 19 (Lake District)
18 & 19 May 19 (Snowdonia)
13 & 14 July 19 (Snowdonia)


Experience required:

You’ll need a head for heights and some previous hill walking experience to come along on one of our scrambling days.

Note – The group size for this trip is for maximum 8 people

Private trips: For groups of 4 or more we are able to run private events on weekdays and weekends other than those listed. We can also run scrambling events in other locations including the Lake District. Please contact us to find out more.

The Routes

Rather than specify the route we will be taking in advance, the Fitways Adventures team prefer to make this decision in consultation with our guests. The weather forecast will also play a key role when determining the optimum route choice. If you have a particular route or mountain in mind, please let us know in advance so we can make every effort to accommodate your wishes.

Example scrambles we can offer

Snowdonia National Park

  • The Snowdon Horseshoe
  • Tryfan (& the Glydders)
  • Bristly ridge
  • Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe
  • Crib Lem spur on Carnedd Dafydd
  • Nantlle Ridge

The Lake District

  • Blencathra via Sharp Edge
  • Helvellyn Striding Edge
  • The Jack’s Rake Scramble
  • The Lord’s Rake Scramble

What’s Included?

Included In Our 1 Day Scrambling Trip:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Packed Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader/s
  • Safety Briefing
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • 6-7 hours of walking & scrambling

Travel & Logistics

Unless previously agreed these events don’t include transport. We’ll communicate details of the start location (which will include parking) prior to the course start date.

Included In Our 2 Day Scrambling Trip:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Safety equipment – carried by your mountain leader
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader
  • Packed lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Safety Briefing
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • 6-7 hours of walking & scrambling/day
  • 1 nights B&B accommodation – twin room (£30 single room supplement)

Not Included

  • Evening Dinner

Travel & Logistics

For 2 day events, you can meet your Mountain Leader at the start of the event – full details (with directions & parking information) will be communicated in advance of the event.


Equipment List

  • Map – Not essential, but a good idea to bring it along
  • Compass – optional
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat (covering ears)
  • Quality Waterproofs (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Backpack (35 – 40 Litres) Do ensure your equipment is in a waterproof bag
  • Mobile phone (in waterproof case)
  • Blister plasters (suggest Compeed)
  • Personal First Aid kit (Your Leader will carry a Master First Aid kit)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (optional)
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Walking poles
  • Overnight bag including a change of clothes for the evening
  • Water Bottle (1-2 Litres)

Equipment to be worn on the hill

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Walking trousers – no jeans
  • Base Layer (T-shirt or long-sleeved top – not cotton)
  • Sports top or fleece (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket

Maps that cover the Brecon Beacons

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL 12 Brecon Beacons National Park

OS 1:50k Landranger Series 160 Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog

Maps the cover Snowdonia National Park

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL 17 (Snowdon & Conwy Valley)

Maps that cover the Lake District

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL4 The Lake District NW area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL5 The Lake District NE area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL6 The Lake District SW area

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL7 The Lake District SE area

Unless otherwise stated, our Scrambling Events don’t include transport.  You can meet your Mountain Leader at the start of the event – full details (with directions & parking information) will be communicated in advance of the event.

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