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CANYON OF THE WEEK: Fisher Place Ghyll, Lake District, UK

Let’s look at this week’s featured canyon, coming from Lake District land !

Location: Helvellyn Range, Lake District, United Kingdom

Rating: V4.A3.III

Type of rock: volcanic

Best time of the year to visit: June to September


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

Prepare the rappel line

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..

Take shower with Mountain Rat

More information:

Total time required (approach, descent, return): +/- 4hrs

Gradient loss: 140m

Thinking of experiencing Fisherplace Ghyll Canyon?

Contact Lee Wilson at Mountain Rat Adventures and have a great time during your holidays in the Lake District.

Website : www.mountainratadventures.co.uk

Email : lee@mountainratadventures.co.uk

Phone : +44 757 6373 641

Office : Tigh Na Burn, CA10 3QB, Shap, UK

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