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Tom Gill waterfall, Lake District

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Tom Gill waterfall, Lake District
Lake District - Coniston, Cumbria, England
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A path leads off the A593 just north of Coniston, and follows he course of Tom Gill uphill to the lovely reservoir of Tarn Hows, one of the most popular Lake District beauty spots. Along the way, the path passes several attractive waterfalls like this one, about halfway up the hill.

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