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Waterfalls in the Lake District


Glenridding 

Aira Force


Aira Force is possibly the most visited waterfall in the Lake District - certainly it is one of the easiest to get to! A footpath from the National Trust parking lot off the A592 leads through lovely woodland in a circular path to Aira Force and High Force, a pair of cascades totalling 65 feet in height. Foot bridges lead across the Aira above and below the falls, allowing some excellent views - mind the spray! Paths lead beyond the falls to Yew Crag.
Glenridding, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Glenridding 

High Force Waterfall


A lovely waterfall just a short distance uphill of Aira Force. Less crowded than Aira Force, but well worth a combined visit. Access to walks to Yew Crag for views over Ullswater.
Glenridding, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Grange 

Lodore Falls Waterfall


A spectacular waterfall made famous by poet Robert Southey. A popular destination for visitors to Derwentwater since the Victorian period.
Grange, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Great Ormside 
Rutter Force

Rutter Force


One of the most scenic (and easily accessible) of all Cumbrian waterfalls. Rutter Force is a horseshoe shaped waterfall on Hoff Beck, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, in the Eden Valley.
Great Ormside, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Rydal 

Rydal Falls


A lovely waterfall that has been a popular Lake District destination for centuries. Rydal Falls is within a short stroll of William Wordsworth's home at Rydal Mount, and the poet was a frequent visitor to the falls. Rydal Falls is located in beautiful woodlands, with permissive paths leading to Ambleside. o wear good waterproof footwear, for the approach to the falls can be wet and often slippery.
Rydal, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Buttermere 

Scale Force Waterfall


The tallest waterfall in the Lake District, located beside Crummock Water on land owned by the National Trust. Access is via an easy walk from Buttermere village. This was one of the required sites to see in Victorian times, and launches ran regularly across Crummock Water to take Victorian sightseers to within a short walk of the falls. Today's visitors get to ride shanks mare from Buttermere, but the falls are well worth the exertion!
Buttermere, Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Skelwith Bridge 

Skelwith Force


A lovely waterfall close to the Ambleside - Coniston road, yet visited by few. The walk to Skelwith Force is an easy stroll through beautiful Lake District scenery. A walk to the falls can easily be combined with a longer stroll to Elter Water or beyond into the heart of the stunning Great Langdale valley.
Skelwith Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA22 9NJ

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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High Lorton 

Spout Force Waterfall


One of the lesser known waterfalls in the Lake District National Park, Spout Force is found in a forest area at the western end of the Whinlatter Pass. A path leads through the forest and nearby fields to a platform giving good views of the falls. The best time to see the waterfall is probably in spring, when the sheer volume of water going over the falls is very impressive - and noisy!
Whinlatter Pass, High Lorton, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Eskdale 

Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall


Stanley Ghyll Force is a lovely waterfall of about 60 foot in height, located in a steep sided ravine in the centre of beautiful Eskdale. The walk to the falls is as impressive as the falls itself, with the path following the course of Stanley Ghyll up the hillside, across several wooden footbridges over the tumbling water below. One of our favourite Lake District walks.
Eskdale, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Ambleside 

Stock Ghyll Force


One of the most visited of the Lake District waterfalls, Stock Ghyll can be easily reached on foot from Ambleside village. Allow 10-15 minutes for the walk up a waymarked path, through lovely woodland to a viewpoint. For an even better view you can descend to the base of the falls and cross over the beck to the far side. The water drops 70 feet in two distinct steps, and on the way it creates a lovely 'V' shape.
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Seathwaite 

Taylor Gill Force Waterfall


The Lake District village of Seathwaite, near Rosthwaite in Borrowdale, has the highest annual rainfall in England. Don't let that stop you! Seathwaite is one of the most popular destinations for walkers in the park, giving access to numerous trails. There is a youth hostel in the village and a trail leads to Taylor Gill Force, one of the highest waterfalls in the Lake District.
Borrowdale, Seathwaite, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Caldbeck 

The Howk Waterfall


A limestone gorge and waterfall on the northern edge of the Lake District. Accessed by way of an easy riverside walk from the centre of Caldbeck (about 1/2 mile). Immediately downstream of The Howk are the remains of an old bobbin mill. A footbridge crosses over the top of the gorge at the top of the gorge above the falls.
Caldbeck, Caldbeck, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
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Coniston 

Tom Gill


A lovely pair of small waterfalls make a walk up Tom Gill a wonderful Lake District excursion. An easy trail leads up the Gill to the famous beauty spot of Tarn Hows, where circular walks lead visitors around the man-made lake.
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA21 8DN

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