Nether Beck

Usually ascended, featuring deep pools and a cave to explore. Good access.
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1X 30m
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Duration: in, down and out:
IN: 20 mins UP: 2hrs OUT: 35 mins
Catchment has ability to drain quickly, be aware water levels will rise and fall quickly!
Approach by Car: (Unknown) Approach by foot: (Unknown) Canyon entry: (Unknown) Canyon descent: (Unknown) Exit: (Unknown) Escapes: (Unknown) First Decent: (Unknown) 
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Josh L
Josh L
April 30, 2023 8:28 am
Canyon Experience :

Ascended the Ghyll on the 10th of April. We believe we did the full thing, as we left after the large fall at the end. However we did not investigate further. This is my best recollection, however it was some weeks ago and I didn’t enter with data gathering in mind. So bare that in mind.

Short boggy approach. We parked at the base of the Ghyll behind the gate/cattle gate. Maybe space for 3 cars max. We then ascended following a rough right of way (parallel to the Ghyll), which was very boggy and vague.

We kept the Ghyll to our right and close by and kept inspecting it. We entered where there was a well trodden step down/entrance to the water. Just before the walls of the ghyll begin to steepen and rise.

Really scenic Ghyll. Mostly walking with some short sections of scrambling. Lots of small pools to dip in/paddle. We found a small jump about a 1/3 of the way into the ascent.

The scramble is finished with a larger scramble of around 10m in height, alongside a large waterfall. There is a rope handline for the steeper section to aid with the ascent. There were two handlines when we arrived a white and a black one. Upon inspection (at the anchor) the white handline seemed old and somewhat frayed. The black handline looked a lot newer. All anchors looked professionally fitted, using plastic sheathed steel cable and new bolts.

We personally didn’t feel the need for a rope, however a 30m could be used for the short scramble at the end by the large waterfall.

The descent starts on a path, however we quickly left it to handrail the ghyll again and pick up our hidden bags at the start.

Approach approx 15-20 mins
Duration – Around two hours (taking our time)
Descent took roughly 30 minutes

Really fun and fairly tame canyon. It hadn’t rained heavily within the 24 hrs before though. I’m not sure what it would be like in higher flow.

More of a journey, with the one small jump, short sections of scrambling and the last night scramble. Very scenic and atmospheric however and a great day out.

Last edited 1 year ago by Josh L
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