Fishers Ghyll – St. Johns in the Vale

Fisher Ghyll Scramble:

Located in the beautiful valley of St. Johns in the vale, Fisher ghyll scramble is a secluded ghyll and is definitely quieter than other more popular choice ghyll scrambles. 

We go from bottom to top on this route, and you can adjust it in different ways. You can start with the basic trip from the car park to the bridge. Likewise we can make this longer if time allows and throw in a couple of abseils down the water falls!  

Fisherplace – Fisher Ghyll

Fisher Ghyll Scramble is a thrilling outdoor adventure that promises a mix of excitement and natural beauty. Nestled in a picturesque location, this scramble offers a unique blend of challenges, with participants navigating through pools, rocky steps, and small waterfalls. As you ascend, a rough slab adds an extra element of difficulty, creating an adrenaline-pumping experience. The route is flexible, allowing both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts to tailor the journey to their preferences. From the car park to the bridge and beyond, Fisher Ghyll Scramble provides a memorable exploration of nature’s wonders, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an exhilarating outdoor escapade.

Fisher Ghyll:

After this, the Ghyll gains height, moving through pools, steps, and small waterfalls. It then ascends a rough slab, which, in high water, may wash out and requires bypassing because it’s too tricky to stand on. Usually it’s just a matter of sticking to the right and keeping weight through the feet. Of course some helping, assisting from the instructor and yourselves always helps massively! Thereafter we get to a small or  medium jump which is always a fave with kids and adults a like! Once the bridge is reached we can continue up depending on time/fatigue levels, or we can take the lovely well trodden path down to the car park.


Fisher Ghyll Scramble – Firstly Fisher Ghyll is a large ghyll! We will be in the ghyll for around 2 hours. Besides it going from bottom to top, this can be run in reverse to give an amazing Canyon trip! In addition to this it has some really long abseils down water falls. For this you would have needed to have done some Canyoning before.

Fisher Ghyll – St. Johns in the Vale


Because we use the very best kit for ghyll / gorge scrambling, this means you get a better experience when doing this activity.

Please see below for the Ghyll/Gorge and Canyoning kit we feel necessary for you to have a good day.

Rock n Ridge will provide the following kit:

  • Helmet
  • Harness (if appropriate to venue)
  • All climbing equipment (appropriate to venue)
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Wet suit-These really help keep you warmer.
  • Dry cagoule – Depending on venue/weather.

You will need to bring:

  • Any medication
  • Glasses can be worn, or contacts, but may fall out when submerged.
  • Towel-Important.
  • Spare/change of clothing
  • Footwear – This is the most essential bit of kit. Remember these will get WET!! Therefore please do not bring sandals and or those silly wet suit shoes/boots-they do not work.

Walking boots, or trainers are ideal, wellington boots work well too.

  • Shorts/board shorts to go over the wetsuit
  • Food and drink/money for the day.

    Frequently asked questions:

    What equipment is provided, and what do I need to bring?

    Rock n Ridge will provide – Helmet, Harness, wetsuit, buoyancy aid, and any technical/climbing equipment needed for the activity. 

    YOU will need to bring:

    Footwear – Walking boots are better but trainers will work. 


    A fleece top or something similar if you have.

    Two pairs of longer socks, or better still some thick walking socks.

    Pair of shorts if you have. 

    A Towel. 

    How long will it last? 

    A half day’s Canyon session will last around about 2 – 2.5  hours. That said some groups get through it quicker. But we can always take in some of the exciting bits again. 

    What if the weather is too adverse for our trip?

    An alternative date will be set to suit the group. Or a full refund will be given.

    Do I need experience?

    In a nutshell, no. We have had all sorts of people/abilities in the Canyons, Gorges and Ghyll’s of the Lake District. Some fitness and a bit of flexibility especially when you have a wetsuit on will be helpful. 

    Do you give discounts?

    Yes – For two persons it’s £60 each. A group of four is £50 each. For six to eight persons it’s £40 each. 

Price & Booking:

Prices start from £50 per person for a group of 4 persons.

A £50 deposit is required to book a place. See our Contact and Pricing page for more details.

For larger groups please get in touch for pricing.

We can accommodate 1-1 to large group sizes. You can also check out our booking information here.


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