Fisherplace Gill 

This is a great canyon for someone who’s looking for something a little more extreme.
This canyon is sure to raise your adrenaline levels.

Are you ready?

Canyon grading icon steep

Beginner to intermediate level

This canyon contains some steep abseiling. Ideally, you should have completed a CAI day to fully enjoy and get the most out of your trip. 

Fisherplace Gill

Canyoning in Fisherplace Gill Thirlmere.

The Lake District has a vast array of beautiful scenery, but hidden away in its many mountainsides exist some jaw-dropping canyons. Fisherplace Gill casts a view over Thirlmere, whilst innocently cascading down the flanks of the Helvellyn Range. Carved within the Borrowdale Volcanic rock, is a succession of 10 + fantastic waterfalls: the tallest being 18m in height. There are also several water-slides and pools to jump and experience.

During your adventure experience, in which your adrenaline is sure to be flowing, you’ll be abseiling some 10+ waterfalls, over blind edges and into narrow slots. You will use a guided zip line to help you experience an underestimated waterfall into an open amphitheatre. The natural rock slopes, runnels and pools provide great opportunities for sliding and jumping. This beautiful series of waterfalls is best experienced June – September.

Your memories of this adventure will be fantastic and will be remembered for a long time.

Had an amazing day canyoning for the first time. Couldn't recommend Mountain Rat Adventures enough.



Details of your Adventure

Adventure overview

Duration | 5-6 Hours

Fitness | Reasonable Fitness

Experience Level | Beginner-Intermediate

Group Size | 2 - 8

Age Limit | 16 years

Cost | £95 pp

What equipment will I use?

Equipment I supply...

  • 5mm specialised Canyoning Wetsuit with hood
  • 3mm Neoprene Vest (optional)
  • 3mm Neoprene Socks
  • Helmet
  • Harness and technical equipment
  • Canyoning Shoes specifically for canyoning
  • Buoyancy aid (*if required or recommended*)
  • Gloves (*if required or recommended*)
  • Water and Snacks
  • All relevant equipment where appropriate is PPE checked and recorded
What should I bring?

  • Your sense of adventure
  • Towel
  • T-shirt (to wear under your wetsuit)
  • Swimwear / costume
  • Medication (*if required*)
  • Waterproof Camera (*I will take photographs*)
  • Something to secure your glasses (*if worn*)
  • On a cool day, a hat will keep you warm while getting changed
  • (a bag to put your wet clothes in)

I will meet you in the lay-by on the A591. Parking is free, assuming there is space.

Ready to book a canyoning adventure at Fisherplace Gill or want further information? If so, please click below to make a booking enquiry.

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