fisherplace canyon

Difficulty 5/5

Some of the biggest abseils in the area down a series of cascades.  Mainly abseiling with some zip lines and big slides. 

Ages 16+

Instructor Ratio 1:6

Full Day Adventure

2 people: £105pp

3-4 people: £90pp

5-6 people: £80pp



This is a full day canyoning adventure based near Thirlmere.  This a central location and is easily accessed from Ambleside or Keswick.   

We will meet you on location in Legburthwaite, using the lay-by to meet and greet and changing into our wetsuits on location. 

We will provide you with the following for a comfortable and enjoyable day:

  • High quality full length 3mm wetsuit 

  • Extra 2mm wetsuit jacket 

  • Spray cagoule 

  • Neoprene socks 

  • Helmet 

  • Harness 

  • Technical canyoning equipment 

  • Hardware & ropes

  • Group kit & emergency equipment

We change into our wetsuits and from here we will walk up to the canyon.  The walk is via steep hillside, on a path and we will walk with the wetsuits half on, carrying all we need for the trip.  The walk up to the entrance point is around 45 minutes


We will give a full and comprehensive safety briefing & demonstrations.

We will rig the systems on the fence line at the entrance to the gorge.  This will allow you to see how the safety systems work, and provides you with the opportunity to practise abseiling as well. 

The instructor will take you through the canyon adhering to ICOPro canyoning techniques,  These are internationally recognised standards for canyoning.  


This is a fully aquatic journey as we descend the gorge. 

Mostly you will be descending the waterfalls by abseils and zip lines - all of which will be rigged and set up on site by the instructor. 

The first two abseils are a good taster and practice for you as you descend over small cascades. 

We will demonstrate correct abseiling techniques and safeguard your descent as appropriate. We will move down through the watercourse, abseiling, scrambling, jumping and sliding our way through - using the appropriate techniques for each section


We provide two guides where necessary, this is for enhanced safety and also for efficiency of movement, so we can move through the environment at a reasonable pace and stay warm where necessary. 

The main section is the central slot of this canyon.  A slot is where the canyon narrows, meaning it will become steep sided.  We will abseil and swim through this section.  There are some avoidable sections on this canyon, meaning it is escapable if necessary. 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • Up to 2 qualified & experienced instructors

  • Trained to ICOPro level 3 standard (International Canyoning Organisation for Professionals)

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • All technical equipment 

  • Professional instruction, coaching & guidance

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

  • Free Photos


1:6 Ratio - Up to 6 people on this session

This session is up to 5/6 hours long

Meeting at 9:00am and running until 3:00pm roughly.

This is a full day adventure


1 session per day - slots will be filled where possible in busy periods.


Full safety brief given



No experience necessary but a good level of fitness is required. 

The ghyll has lots of fun challenges but the open nature of the gorge means some parts are escapable.

Ideally you want to abseil down waterfalls and zip line over cascades.

This is an aquatic ghyll so the will to get wet is necessary


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

We provide wetsuits, spray cags, socks, helmets, harnesses and technical equipment.

You will need to bring sturdy footwear, such as walking boots. 

A full change of clothes and a towel.  Snacks, lunch and a hot drink are recommended. 


This session is based from Legburthwaite (we will share our meeting location with you)

We will meet you on location with everything you need for your session

May - September, with extremities of the season having colder water temperatures.

You will be on session for up to 6 hours 

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your session.

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Abseils in the slot canyon
Abseils in the slot canyon

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Abseils in the slot canyon
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