Find Your Adventure Routes and Inspiration How to scramble: guides to popular scrambles around the UK

How to scramble: guides to popular scrambles around the UK

Routes and Inspiration

If you want to take your hill walking to the next level and move into more technical terrain, scrambles offer exciting and challenging walking in the hills. To help you plan the ultimate day’s mountain walking, the BMC has produced a series of guides to some of the most popular scrambles in England, Scotland and Wales.

How to scramble: Striding Edge

Striding Edge is a classic Grade 1 scramble in the Lake District - and if you’re looking to make your first foray into scrambling territory then it’s the perfect place to start.

READ: How to scramble Striding Edge

How to scramble: Jack's Rake

Jack’s Rake is a popular Grade 1 scramble in the Lake District – but it’s by no means an easy proposition. We look at the skills you’ll need to tackle this classic route.

READ: How to scramble Jack's Rake

How to scramble: Sharp Edge

Take on one of the Lake District’s most famous Grade 1 scrambles with our guide to tackling Sharp Edge.

READ: How to scramble Sharp Edge

How to scramble: the Llech Ddu Spur

A stunning Grade 1 scramble in Eryri (Snowdonia) that most people have never even heard of? It sounds too good to be true - but the Llech Ddu Spur really does live up to its billing. Here’s what you need to know to take on this secret Carneddau classic.

READ: How to scramble the Llech Ddu Spur

How to scramble: Tryfan's North Ridge

The most famous route up Tryfan is the North Ridge: a long and thrilling grade one scramble that makes a perfect introduction to the sport. We take a look at how to tackle it.

READ: How to scramble Tryfan's North Ridge

How to scramble: Aonach Eagach

Glen Coe's Aonach Eagach ridge is the most legendary Grade 2 scramble in Scotland. Do you have the skills to take it on?

READ: How to scramble Aonach Eagach

How to scramble: Needle Ridge

Great Gable’s most famous ridge climb makes for an epic day out - particularly if you’re brave enough to tackle Napes Needle itself as part of the ascent…

READ: How to scramble Needle Ridge

How to scramble: An Teallach

Fancy having a crack at mainland Britain’s most legendary Grade 3 ridge scramble? Here’s the lowdown on this classic route.

READ How to scramble An Teallach

How to scramble: Pinnacle Ridge

Mind-boggling views, thrilling exposure and an alpine feel make this Lake District classic the perfect introduction to grade 3 scrambling.

READ How to scramble Pinnacle Ridge

How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Are you ready for the challenge?

READ How to scramble the Cuillin Ridge

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