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Skelwith Force

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NJ, England
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Worth a nosey

Stumbled across this waterfall when we was actually looking for a different one lol.. but was worth... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Kerrie P
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Pretty

Beautiful waterfall and it's easily accessible. Worth a visit after a good amount of rainfall as... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Laura M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“water pouring” (2 reviews)
“great walk” (4 reviews)
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Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NJ, England
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this waterfall when we was actually looking for a different one lol.. but was worth seeing. Easy to get too and scenic. Good footwear is advisable if you want to get close

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Beautiful waterfall and it's easily accessible. Worth a visit after a good amount of rainfall as the volume of water is spectacular! Would advise a waterproof as the spray from the waterfall travels quite a distance! Good footwear is also a good idea and definitely...More

1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

loved this!!! really easy to get to!. pretty easy going under foot too! we parked in the carpark further along the road on the opposite side, easily no more than a mim walk from there!!!

Thank HB79
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The River is very full this year and I have never seen so much water pouring down Skelwith Force-quite dramatic.

Thank PatrickTNorwich
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Walked past here recently and you can walk right up over the rocks to the edge. It had rained quite heavily prior to our walk so the falls were really flowing quite fast! Great views!

2  Thank Ben_evolve
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We Parked at the silverwhaite carpark which is free for first 20 minutes. You can see the waterfall and be back in less than 20 minutes but the walk next to the river to Elterwater is so peaceful and a stunning setting on an open...More

2  Thank NonieDubai
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We loved how "unknown" Skelwith felt. When walking, it was uncommon to pass anyone else. You can walk right to the edge of the falls across uneven rocks if you want, which was fun. We walked all the way from the waterfall to Elterwater and...More

2  Thank Sam E
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Having wanted to visit Skelwith Force at the end of a hike, which we did not make as the kids got sick of hiking, we drove to Skelwith Bridge and parked in a little spot just after the Skelwith Hotel. We followed a public footpath...More

1  Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's a waterfall! Lol it's a lovely tranquil spot on a great walk and we can't believe it has it's own trip advisor page too! Love it

Thank eddyproctor5
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was part of a longer walk, starting from Ambleside. approaching Skelwith Bridge first was lovely, a few places to eat and drink. then a few minutes along the river to look at Skelwith Force, which after a night of rainfall would be even better,...More

1  Thank LydiaCarlisle
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Lisa A
20 January 2017|
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Response from snuffy-laz |
there is limited parking at Skelwith Bridge and also some parking at the nearby Chesters cafe & shop. if full, there's also a pay on exit car park a little way along the road to elterwater with a footpath opposite the car... More
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