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Pretty waterfall

We passed this attractive waterfall on our walk from Elterwater village to Skelwith Bridge. The all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Up close and personal

A walk to Elterwater from Skelwith Bridge is one of our more regular walks in the Lakes and we used... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this attractive waterfall on our walk from Elterwater village to Skelwith Bridge. The all weather path runs alongside the river and is relatively flat, making it ideal for pushchairs or disability scooters. Parking at Elterwater (payable National Trust) at Elterwater and a coffee...More

Thank Lucky13s
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A walk to Elterwater from Skelwith Bridge is one of our more regular walks in the Lakes and we used to very much enjoy a trip to Chesters before it changed. The cake is still good though. We took a different route this time and...More

1  Thank RazzyBthefirst
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very easy to get to this lovely waterfall. It's right by the path that runs from Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater. Just follow the path from Chesters Cafe through the old slate works and into the woods for a few minutes. It's not a very high...More

Thank BackinBracknell
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

Thank Kerrie P
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
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
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
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
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
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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Lisa A
20 January 2017|
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