The long main gorge which drains from the Great Moss provides a superb scramble. It is rarely in condition and needs a good dry spell to be climbable.

Can also be ascended in wetsuit etc. when too wet for a dry scramble. Start at Lingcove Bridge (NY227036) it is easily escapable if any of the falls look to serious.


3 Star Scrambles - Southern Lakes , Lakeland Ghylls/ Gullies: The Wet, Loose and Mossy Path to Enlightenment , British 3 Star Scrambles , Scrambles in the Lake District: Grade 2


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HardenClimber 20 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Great outing. Best in low water.
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βeta: Great outing. Best in low water.

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Doves Nest - The Attic Cave

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(Dove Nest Crag, Combe Ghyll)

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