Last Summer we had an action packed adventure in the Peak District; abseiling, tree climbing and Weaselling. We had never heard of it before; turns out it is something that you can only do in the Peak District. The kids & Daddy loved it, a great day of fun if you are brave enough to clamber in-between the humongous rocks. I thought I would put my notes together on the day as it was lots of fun and a great activity to do with the kids. If you are feeling adventurous.
What is Weaselling?
If you imagine the crags scattered around the Peak District: cliff tops, edges and in some cases sheer drops of just rock. And the odd sprinkling of Heather! Well, when you look at these from a far away they look big and scary places. However, Weaselling lets you get up close and personal with the edges and all of a sudden you notice how many gaps there are.
The kids and Daddy were taken on a route from the top of the rocks, climbing in-between, until they came to the bottom. They had to squeeze through holes horizontally, vertically and one gap was so small only Noah could do it (there was an alternative route). It was great fun. The kiddies were frightened to begin with, but they soon got into the swing of it and absolutely loved it. Think rock hopping and scrambling…
If you are going to do this unguided you will need helmets, it is very important as some of the gaps are quite small and have specific ways of getting through. You can book tours and guides in the Peak District too. We did this through Glenbrook activity centre who affiliate with a local instructor.
You can spend hours scrambling around the crag and also get very wet and muddy too. This is all part of the fun. We would recommend waterproofs, hiking boots and of course that all important helmet. I didn’t participate as I had both dogs to look after; which are just too old and with one being disabled I don’t think he would have had much fun! It was definitely fun watching it though.
The what3words location is: pulled.wins.class.
We did Weaselling at Higger Tor, Hope Valley in the Peak District. Use the map above to see it’s location in more detail and find somewhere local to stay. A great day out for all the family! Have you done this before? I would love to know in the comments below. Check out my other day out adventures for family activities.
msedollypFebruary 15, 2022
wow you are all brave x
Jenny HarlowFebruary 17, 2022
Like you i’d never heard of weasling before but it looks like such a great activity, was it an organised trip to know you had to take helments? I wander why its only done in the peak district??
Margaret GallagherFebruary 20, 2022
Been years since we’ve done anything like this ‘ love to start again
ashleighFebruary 22, 2022
Georgie WrightFebruary 24, 2022
I hadn’t heard of it either but it sounds like lots of fun!
Natalie CrossanMarch 8, 2022
Oh wow looks like an adventure!
OrangeMarch 28, 2023
I’d never heard of weaselling before reading this post but it looks like great fun!