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What is scrambling? Check out our Scrambling page for more info.

You can find scrambles on UK Scrambles . On this page you will find reviews of scrambles sent in by parents, carers and children. Kids climbing does not take any responsibility for the information provided, it is listed here in good faith by other scramblers and it is up to you how you use this information.

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Lake District
Sharp Edge, Blencathra

"Imogen (7), Molly (5, Mountain Rescue Search Dog) and I would recommend Sharp Edge on Blencathra as a good starting point for any would-be scramblers.

The walk-in from Scales via Scales Tarn is fairly straightforward and achievable for kids.

The ridge itself gets a Grade 1*** in 'Scrambles in the Lake District' and as the guide suggests could be varied for more or less exposure and difficulty.  In wet weather the route can be slippery and this should be considered carefully before setting out (check out & go to Rescues/Sharp Edge if you need to see why).  The biggest difficulty Imogen found was climbing past the grown-ups clinging to the ridge at various locations.

Once at the top the views are often great; East to the Pennines or South across Derwent Water to the Scafell massif.  A great photo opportunity for a first summit."

Imogen Hey says:

"I thought Sharp Edge was a good scramble because it was very challenging; I had to pick my way over the rocks and it was lumpy-bumpy but the actual scrambling wasn't too tricky.  When I got to the top I felt proud of myself.  The view was beautiful you could see the tarn which was my favourite bit.  Some people were a bit scared and I had to climb past them. It was the best climb I have ever done.  I was the youngest person on the mountain that day!  Imogen Hey, August 2007, Age 7 "

Many thanks to Richard & Imogen Hey for the reviews. Richard is a member of Swaledale MRT and SARDA England.




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14 Oct 2015

Huge thanks to Cold Mountain Kit for their recent generous donation of £100 to the Kidsclimbing charity the Childrens Trust! See the recent Cold Mountain Kit updates on the Kids Gear pages. Also go to the handy Kids gear page on the Cold Mountain Kit site.
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13 April 2015
Big thanks to Brian of the Climbing Works in Sheffield, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust! Climbing Works is for those children who love to climb anything or everything, or adults looking for a new sport that is beyond the norm.
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24 Oct 2014
Many thanks Stacey & Keith of Adventurous Little Legs, the specialists in outdoor clothing and gear for little adventurers, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust!
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28 Dec 2013
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03 Nov 2013
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12 Oct 2013
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