Spout Force from above
Spout Force from above

Spout Force waterfall is located in a Forestry Commission managed forest just west of the Whinlatter Pass. The falls are reached via a lovely path through the forest, and there is a viewing platform from the far side of the falls.

In spring the volume of water coming down Spout Force can be quite impressive. The view in the photo that accompanies this article is from the far side of the falls.

Spout Force is actually one of the lesser falls in the National Park in terms of height, as the falls only measure about 30 feet, but the sheer volume of water after rains can make this a spectacular sight. For the best views, come in the fall or winter when there is less greenery to obscure the plume.

Access via the B5292. Park in the Forestry Commission parking lot at the western end of the Whinlatter Pass, and follow the yellow painted waymarkers. Total walk distance is about 2 miles and the going is easy. In theory this is a circular walk, but the last time we visited the trail petered out past the viewing platform for the falls, so a safer alternative is simply to retrace your steps back to the car park.

About Spout Force Waterfall
Address: Whinlatter Pass, High Lorton, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
Location: Take the B5292 Keswick to Cockermouth road at Braithwaite. The road climbs the Whinlatter Pass and the Forestry Commission visitor centre. At the very western end of the pass is a signposted Forestry Commission parking area. Follow the yellow painted signs
Location map
OS: NY179259
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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