This Stunning Waterfall Is The Highest In The Lake District

This Stunning Waterfall Is The Highest In The Lake District

The Lake District National Park in Cumbria is full of wonderous natural sights. You need panovision to take in all the beauty that surrounds you as you hike its numerous trails. One of our favourite places to visit is Scale Force, which is tucked away in a deep tree-lined gorge and is alos the highest waterfall in the Lake District.

Sitting at 170 feet high, the largest waterfall in the Lake District is just a 2.5 mile walk from the closests car park at Lake Buttermere, Buttermere Cockermouth. So a nice 5 mile round jaunt for a beautiful sight. There re also two other 20 ft waterfalls in the area that is owned by the national park, wall of which are well worth seeking out on your visit.

Scale Force Waterfall Lake District
Credit: Photo © Tom Richardson (cc-by-sa/2.0)

The best thing about Scale Force, is its an impressive sight all year round, including the drier seasons. If you park in Buttermere you can head out towards Honister Pass and head on to the bridleway with will talk you along a lakeshore a path towards Scale Force. It’s just west of the lower part of Crummock Water in the beautiful Lake District

Found in the deep gorge, the single fall waterfall, not only impressive in its own right is surrounded by natural beauty. The gorge is full of lush greenery, plant life and more that you can explore whilst you’re there. We’d say that you should allow yourself a couple of hours to get there and explore.

If you’re quite nimble and adventurous there is a rope that you can climb to get a closer look at the waterfall, but we must stress that you be careful if you do so. If you’re inclined to do so, there is a pool to do a little bit of wild swimming also.

On returning to Buttermere, make sure you head over to the oldest pub in the Lake District, The Fish Inn for a well earned pint and a bit of food. We all know there is no better pint than that one after a well earned treck.

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Feature Image Credit: Scale Force/Paul Albertella/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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