Scrambling for beginners

Duration:Full Day

Cam Crag Ridge in the Langstrath Valley is a superb scramble or easy climb.

Spending the day under the instruction of an experienced guide is best for beginner scramblers and rock climbers; they will teach you the techniques and provide you with the equipment.

With a large number of outdoor providers in the Keswick area, you will have plenty to choose from to ensure you have a safe scrambling experience! Simply do a web search, making sure you find an instructor with MIA as a minimum qualification, or if you're in Keswick the Tourist Information Centre at the Moot Hall can help you find a guide.

Further Information

Sometimes sheep from the local hill farms become "crag-fast" - they get stuck on a crag and can't get down. Occasionally I get called out to rescue them, my mate posted a video of me doing just that on YouTube!

Find more climbing activities

By Roy Henderson

I’m the National Trust ranger for Borrowdale and Newlands in the North Lakes, UK. I volunteered for the Trust when I came on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme aged 13. I started by building a new fence on Friars Crag to tackle an erosion problem and making paths more accessible for people with limited mobility. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to volunteer until I left school and was lucky enough to get a job with the National Trust. After working for the Trust for 29 years, I still love the job.

Roy Henderson's Profile Picture

How to get here

Cam Crag

United Kingdom

Ordnance Survey OL4
The English Lakes
North Western area

NY 259 112

Get Directions