The Best Lake District Waterfall Walks

20 October 2022 by Rachel Wilson

The Best Lake District Waterfall Walks

Autumn is well underway, which usually means heavy rain showers in the Lake District. This doesn't have to dampen your spirits though as the rain can make some of the most scenic waterfalls look even more powerful and dramatic. This blog will tell you where you can take a rainy day walk to see some of the Lake District's natural wonders. 

Stock Ghyll Force

Perfect for a family walk, starting in Ambleside follow the obvious footpath and waterfall signposts behind the Salutation Hotel. At the top there is a 70 foot waterfall in a wooded area with a fantastic viewing platform.

Skelwith Force

Skelwith Force is one of the smaller waterfalls in the Lake District but it's definitely still worth visiting, especially after heavy rainfall. The 16 foot mini drop waterfall is easy to access from Ambleside and can be included in a family walk around Elterwater.

Aira Force

Arguably the most famous waterfall in the Lake District, located on the shores of Ullswater lake. Not only is the waterfall impressive, it has a great network of walking trails around the 72 foot falls. You can extend the walk up to Gowbarrow Fell to tick off one of the Wainwright's.

Elterwater & Skelwith Go Card walking route (GC042)

Be sure to check out our Lake District Walker's Lap Map and Go Card walking routes range here for hiking inspiration.

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