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Good hiking trail and fresh air

We drove up Stockghyll Lane behind Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, leading to the entrance of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
Nice wooded loop

We walked to the falls after taking the ferry from Bowness to Ambleside. It begins on a road and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove up Stockghyll Lane behind Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, leading to the entrance of Stock Ghyll Force. There are two or three parking lots by the roadside, with a disc parking notice. A short distance from the entrance was a small waterfall. Further...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked to the falls after taking the ferry from Bowness to Ambleside. It begins on a road and then turns into a wooded trail with several little bridges and falls at the end. It’s very easy and quite pretty. Heavily trafficked.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very short walk, nice to do if you are in the neighborhood already. I would not say it is worth taking a long car ride for. It is a nice but small waterfall. As far as I could tell there is no walk/ hike tour...More

Thank Sanne v
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Walked up from Ambleside and took plenty of selfies up here with the waterfall in full flow. Crossed the bridge and got lost, I think our guide book is out of date. Ended up climbing a fence onto the road and adding a few miles...More

Thank RazzyBthefirst
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Just a short stroll out of the town centre up into a wonderful enchanting forest setting and a lovely waterfall with a bridge to cross over at the top and then descent on the other other side and then cross back over another bridge and...More

Thank Crb22462
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Stock Ghyll isn't the biggest waterfall you will see, however, it is a short hike in a woods and certainly worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

As we arrived in Ambleside in the afternoon, we decided to wander up to see the waterfalls after lunch. It was a nice walk with some steps uphill with some lovely pitstops/ viewing areas of the waterfall. I would leave around 1.5 hours if you...More

1  Thank Wong L
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A short hike up a hill in Ambleside to see quite a beautiful little waterfall. Stock Ghyll park is very lush from what I saw. Didn't explore much other than the waterfall, but worth spending 30 to 45 mins to go and see it if...More

Thank Rhea_74
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Arrived in Ambleside and went straight to the tourist office/ post office to add if it was worth the effort due to the reduced water everywhere. The gentleman was pretty rude and answered that "of course there's water!" Well not much to be fair. It's...More

Thank MJCHertfordshire_uk
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Not a bad walk up from Ambleside town centre. Really pretty to walk through the Stock Ghyll Park trees with the water trickling by. If going in spring/summer would recommend wearing some bug repellent. Make sure you walk all the way to the top of...More

1  Thank Keren W
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