Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Stock Ghyll Force has been a popular Lake District destination since Victorian times, this divided waterfall is located a short walk up the hill from the centre of Ambleside village. The waterfall can be reached - appropriate enough - via Stockghyll Lane, on the northeast outskirts of the village. The path is well signposted from the village centre.
This is one of the more easily accessed Lake District waterfalls, but you should still allow 10-15 minutes for the walk. A waymarked path leads through the lovely light forest of Stock Ghyll Wood to a viewpoint at the level of the top of the falls. You can also descend to the foot of the falls and cross over the beck to get better views. The waterfall drops 70 feet in two steps, forming a lovely 'V' shape as it does so.
The water from Stock Ghyll was used for many years to power bobbin and fulling mills along the beck, and the remains of old mill buildings can still be seen rising from the banks of the water course.
About Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall
Address: Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
Location: On Stockghyll Lane, on the northeast outskirts of Ambleside. Signposted from the village centre.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
High Sweden Bridge - 1.2 miles (Countryside)
Ambleside Roman Fort - 1.3 miles (Roman Site)
Stagshaw Garden - 1.4 miles (Garden)
Rydal Falls - 1.8 miles (Countryside)
Rydal Mount - 1.9 miles (Historic Building)
Townend - 2.2 miles (Historic House)
Rydal Water - 2.2 miles (Countryside)
Kirkstone Pass - 2.3 miles (Countryside)
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