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Gorge Walking

Get a different perspective on the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on a gorge walking session led by an expert local guide

Located in the remote feeling Mallerstang Valley between Hawes and Kirkby Stephen is the amazing Hell Gill! Here, the stream has cut its way down through the Yoredale Main Limestone to leave a splendid canyon over 500m long, up to 15-20m (45-60ft) deep and never more than a few metres wide. A traverse along its length is a brilliant and adventurous half-day outing - a bit like caving but but without a roof! A stunning clean-washed 'scalloped' streamway, cascades, impressive rock sculptures and plunge pools await the explorer after a short and scenic walk-in from the parking location.

Why not make a day of it and combine a traverse of Hell Gill with a wonderful guided walk up the nearby Wild Boar Fell - a striking hill with great views across to the Three Peaks and the Howgills.

Please get in touch with us for our rates and more details including kit requirements for our Hell Gill experience! As with our caving trips, visiting Hell Gill is very much weather dependant and in the event of poor weather meaning we cannot visit Hell Gill, we would aim to go caving instead at one of our suitable venues.

The beautifully sculptured Hell Gill (Photo: Mark Hallam)
The beautifully sculptured Hell Gill (Photo: Mark Hallam)
A deep plunge pool in Hell Gill (Photo: Mark Hallam)
Great scenery on the approach to Hell Gill (Photo: Mark Hallam)

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