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Aira Force

Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS

National Trust property. Main force falls 70ft, spanned by bridges. Footpath runs alongside river through woodland. 1 mile round walk can be extended. Junction of A592 and A5091. Pay car park has WC and café.

 
 

Stonethwaite, Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, CA12 5XG

Also know as Fairy Glen. Nr Stonethwaite. Collection of quite large pools and small falls, some wooded areas alongside the river.

 
 

Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

National Trust property on main footpath up to Langdale Pikes. A lovely river walk past small and larger falls.

 
 
Skelwith Force

Skelwith Bridge, Langdale, Nr Ambelside, Cumbria, LA22 9NN

On the Brathay river behind Skelwith Bridge Hotel. Small but delightful 16ft drop.

 
 

Thirlmere Reservoir, Wythburn, Cumbria, -

Commence from the Dob Gill Car Park around a kilometre along the road from Wythburn on the western bank of Thirlmere. Take the footpath that ascends through woodland from the back of the car park.

 
 

Coniston Coppermines, Consion, Cumbria, LA21 8HP

Situated in the upper Coppermines valley, an area famous for both its walks and its 17C coppermining, these attractive falls on Church Beck are en route to the 1500 feet Levers Water reservoir and are well worth a visit.

 
 

Great langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JY

Situated in Great Langdale on Whorneyside Fell, high upon the mountainside.

 
 

Thirlmere, -

Coming over Dunmail Raise between Thirlmere and Grasmere the falls can be viewed from the road at the top of the pass.

 
 

Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TW

Inbetween Lorton and Braithwaite, there is a car park at Scagill Bridge on the Whinlatter Pass Road. From here the falls are a 15 minutes walk.

 
 
Stanlet Ghyll

Dalegarth, Eskdale Valley, Cumbria, CA19 1TD

LDNP property. Deep and narrow gorge on Stanley Ghyll. Turning to falls marked after Eskdale vicarage. National Trust car park. About 1.5 miles along lane into wood and then upstream. Walk branches up steps to right. EXTREME CARE NEEDED.

 
 

Tthe Dash, Nr Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

Cascades totalling 246ft. From A591 up east side of Bassenthwaite Lake turn right to Orthwaite. Park near Peter House Farm and take road that becomes a track. About 5 mile easy round walk.

 
 

Force Mills, Sattherthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LQ

Near Satterthwaite, Grizedale, Ambleside. Known locally as Force Forge. In open woodland. Park at Forest car park at Blind Lane.

 
 

Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

In a ravine behind The Lodore Falls Hotel. This 40 ft fall is surrounded by woods and crags. Parking 0.5 mile from entrance to falls behind Hotel or take launch down Derwentwater. On property owned by hotel - small charge for access.

 
 

Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria, CA12 5XJ

Long cascade over slabs, easily seen. Park at Seathwaite Farm. Steep path and scramble. About 0.5 mile walk.

 
 

Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX

Pools and falls cascading from Easedale Tarn. Mountain scenery. About 1 mile walk from the nearest road and car park. Take road to left after Heaton Cooper studio (Easedale Road).

 
 

Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

National Trust property in Great Langdale. 40ft vertical drop. Spectacular scenery. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle.

 
 

Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

At 172 ft the highest fall in Lakeland. Hidden in tree-lined cleft. 2.5 miles from Buttermere car park - follow signs to fall. Care needed in scrambling to foot of fall.

 
 

Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8EA

Limestone gorge falls. Park near village pond in Caldbeck. Walk down hill to farm with 'Howk' on barn end, follow the path for a further 0.5 mile.

 
 
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