Tag: Waterfall

Victoria Falls

Victoria Fallas are located close to Loch Maree in NW Scotland.  Like the other (rather more famous!) Victoria Falls in Africa, the are named after Queen Victoria, but at least she actually visited these falls in 1877.  However she was apparently not that impressed, declaring that other falls near Balmoral were more spectacular.  That was…


Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot in the Southern Lake District, between Conniston and Ambleside.  The area originally consisted of three smaller tarns, however these were combined in the late 19th century when the area was dammed and landscaped by James Marshall.  When the Marshall family wished to sell their estate in 1930, it…


West Burton Falls

West Burton Falls is a very scenic waterfall close to the village of West Burton in the Yorkshire Dales.  West Burton itself is a small village in Bishopdale, one of the smaller dales that runs into Wensleydale close to Aysgarth.  The falls, which are also known as Cauldron Falls,  can be visited very easily with…


Stock Ghyll, Ambleside

Stock Ghyll Force is the only major waterfall in the Lake District that can be reached by a short walk from a town centre. The main falls drop 70ft in a slender Y shape at the head of Stock Ghyll. There is also an impressive weir and some attractive woodland, all within 5 minutes walk…


Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall is a Grade 2 listed building which today is used as conference centre and retreat in the village of Rydal, operated by the diocese of Carlisle.  It is just across the road from Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth’s home from 1813 up to his death in 1850.  The original hall was built in the…


Abbeystead

Abbeystead is a small village in the Forest of Bowland.  The main photographic interest is Abbeystead weir, an impressive horseshoe shaped weir on the River Wyre  built in the 19th century to supply power to mills further down the river.  Today the weir serves no useful purpose, but remains an impressive sight.  The weir is…


Tiger’s Clough Waterfall

Tiger’s Clough is a small waterfall on the lower slopes of Rivington Pike.  It can be reached by a short walk along the wooded ravine formed by the River Douglas.  This can be a bit muddy in places but is quiet even on a Bank Holiday.  There are two waterfalls in the ravine, the main…


Ashgill Force

Whilst returning home from a weekend in Northumbria, we visited Ashgill Force in the northern Pennines, south of Alston.    This is an impressive waterfall with a drop of 17m (56ft), directly under the B6277 with a few smaller falls lower down the river.  However it is out of sight and not signposted from the…