Weaseling

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this, you’ll soon have it all worked out.  Weaseling involves taking a rock hopping scrambly route through jumbles of gritstone boulders.  It is great fun and THE perfect family activity.  Be a weasel with us….

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Type: Non-residential
  • Location: Peak District
  • Course Dates: Flexible
  • Booking: Please use our Contact Form to make an enquiry
  • Bespoke event planning
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Expert instruction
  • All technical equipment provided

Description

Weaseling we hear you ask.  What on earth is that?! Good question.  If you look in the dictionary you’ll see that it means to ‘achieve something by use of cunning or deceit’.  The word has another meaning though.  You need to think of how a certain small and furry creature creeps through rocky crevices.  Any clearer?!

Amongst the rocky gritstone crags of the Peak District National Park are boulder fields created where huge rocky blocks have tumbled down the hillside.  We’ve been left with a network of tight passages and squeezy tunnels.  It is perfect terrain for a journey that can best be described as outdoor caving.  It is fantastic fun to quest your way through this rocky wonderland.  Be a weasel!  We’ll throw in some rock hopping and bouldery climbing for anyone up to the challenge too.

Weaselling is a perfect family adventure activity but suits young at heart adults too. No experience is needed and this is very much challenge by choice.  If you don’t fancy a particular passage or squeeze you can simply head around the side and join the group on the other side of the feature.

The routes taken and involvement levels are infinitely flexible.  This means we get lots of families joining us for weaselling sessions where the adults choose to let the kids be the weasels while they accompany them by staying on top of the passages.  And why not.  Our Peak District weaselling locations are in a stunning landscape and leaving the children to the smaller squeezes leaves the grown ups to be the official photographers.

The groups are always accompanied by qualified instructors and helmets are provided (to prevent bumped heads).  Weaseling is perfect as a morning or afternoon session and can be combined easily with many of our other options such as climbing or mountain biking .  Children as young as 6 are welcome.