OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

OUR TOP 20 WATERFALL WALKS

  1. WAILING WIDOW FALLS- CAITHNESS
  2. FAIRY POOLS-ISLE OF SKYE
  3. GREY MARES TAIL MOFFAT
  4. INGLETON WATERFALL TRAIL-INGLETON
  5. ABER FALLS-NORTH WALES
  6. JANETS FOSS-MALHAM YORKSHIRE
  7. HIGH FORCE WATERFALLS-COUNTY DURHAM
  8. PISTYLL RHAEADR-POWYS WALES
  9. AYSGARTH FALLS-YORKSHIRE DALES
  10. CAUTLEY SPROUT-YORKSHIRE
  11. KIDSON FORCE-YORKSHIRE DALES
  12. AIRA FIRCE-LAKE DISTRICT
  13. BRECON BEACONS 4 WATERFALLS TRAIL
  14. HARESHAW LINN NORTHUMBERLAND
  15. LIGHTSPOUT WATERFALL SHROPSHIRE
  16. CATRIGG FORCE-YORKSHIRE DALES
  17. SCALEBER FOSS-YORKSHIRE DALES
  18. HERMITAGE FALLS PERTHSHIRE
  19. CORRIESHAOLLCH GORGE-ROSS-SHIRE
  20. GALLENY FORCE WATERFALL- LAKE DISTRICT

   1- WAILING WIDOW FALLS-CAITHNESS

You’ll find the Wailing Widow Falls south of Unapool, along the A894, very impressive after rainfall and hidden from the road, no facilities.


PARKING-Small layby, Loch na Gainmhich

Lairg IV27 4HW

DISTANCE-1.5-2 miles

TERRAIN-a small rough track takes you right to the bottom of the falls., rocky and muddy so care is needed

https://www.assyntplacenames.net/

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               2-  FAIRY POOLS- ISLE OF SKYE

Amazing series of rock pools and waterpools with the stunning backdrop of the Cullin range,

You do have to pay to park, no facilities.


PARKING- Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA

DISTANCE-2-5 miles

TERRAIN-Clear paths which go alongside the waterfalls, some rocky and boggy sections not suitable for prams

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/

fairypools.shtml

                  3-GREY MARES TAIL MOFFAT

Amazing walk to the top of the waterfalls, care is needed but Loch Skeen is beautiful and worth the walk, no facilities.


PARKING- Moffat,  Dumfries & Galloway, DG10 9LH

DISTANCE-1 -5 miles can extend to walks in the area

TERRAIN- Steep, boggy path to the view point, can follow the steep steps to the top of the waterfall but extra care needed  as drop edges

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4-INGLETON WATERFALL TRAIL-INGLETON

Our favourite waterfall circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales, Ice cream van half way, toilets and cafe at the start. Maps also available at the beginning,


PARKING-Ingleton LA6 3ET

DISTANCE-4.5 Mile circular

TERRAIN- lots of steps, steep section, well sign posted route and maintained paths

ENTRY £7 PER ADULT £3 PER CHILD

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                5-ABER FALLS-NORTH WALES

Cafe and toilets in the village and toilets at the start, easy gentle buggy friendly walk to the waterfall, or can extend to a longer circular walk thats off the trail and a little quieter.


PARKING- Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan LL33 0LP

DISTANCE-2.5-6 miles

TERRAIN- Excellent buggy trail to the falls, the circular then crosses some muddy terrain with some incline

PAY AND DISPLAY

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               6-JANETS FOSS-MALHAM

Village has toilets, cafe, pub and shop, also have the option to walk to Gordale Scar and Malham Cove, making it a nice circular walk of approx 5-6 miles


PARKING-  Malham Village, North Yorkshire BD23 4DA

DISTANCE-3 miles

TERRAIN- Good paths and sign post, little boggy and rough through the forest to the falls

PAY AND DISPLAY

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7-HIGH FORCE WATERFALLS-COUNTY DURHAM

Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale

We parked at Bowlees Car park to include a longer and more spectacular walk with the option of adding in the cave sign posted form the car park


PARKING-Bowlees, Barnard Castle DL12 0XF

DISTANCE-7-8 Mile circular

TERRAIN- lots of steps, steep section, well sign posted route.

PAY AND DISPLAY

https://www.raby.co.uk/high-force/waterfall/

         8-PISTYLL RHAEADR-POWYS WALES

At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain's tallest single-drop waterfall, captivating all who visit. We extended the walk into the moors above and the top of the waterfall.


PARKING- Mochnant, Powys SY10 0BZ

DISTANCE-Less than 0.5 miles to the waterfall but can extend

TERRAIN- Easy to the base of the waterfall, but steep, rocky and muddy  above the falls

PAY AND DISPLAYT

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           9-AYSGARTH FALLS-YORKSHIRE DALES

Aysgarth Falls are a triple flight of waterfalls,[1] surrounded by woodland and farmland, carved out by the River Ure over an almost one-mile stretch on its descent to mid-Wensleydales

Cafe and toilets available.


PARKING-  Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Aysgarth DL8 3SR

DISTANCE-2-3 miles

TERRAIN- Good paths and sign post, main paths are buggy accessible

PAY AND DISPLAY

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10- CAUTLEY SPROUT- YORKSHIRE 

Cautley Spout is a spectacular broken cascade of waterfalls that drops almost 200m from the rim of Cautley Crags down into Cautley Holme Beck.

This waterfall in the summer is fantastic for paddling as its so clear.


PARKING-Road side parking at the start of the walk near the farm, Cautley, Sedbergh LA10 5NE 

DISTANCE-3 mile return walk

TERRAIN- Good path to the base of the waterfall but very steep if you climb up. Some rocky and muddy sections


https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/places/

cautley_spout/

               11-KIDSON FORCE YORKSHIRE DALES

Kisdon Force is a series of waterfalls in a wooded gorge on the River Swale in beautiful Swaledale, one of the most scenic of the Yorkshire Dales.

Toilets and cafe but check with Covid on the website, we always include the Keld to Muker lead mine trail with this walk.


PARKING- Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire

DL11 6LJ

DISTANCE-1 Mile to the waterfalls but can explore the olr ruins trail

TERRAIN- Easy to the base of the waterfall,with a good path throughout and some incline

DONATION TO PARK AT THE CAMPSITE

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           12- AIRA FORCE- LAKE DISTRICT

Experience Aira Force at its best as you head towards the thunderous roar of the waterfalls. Pass through woodland with lush green ferns and evergreen specimen conifers that tower over open glades Carpark is NT, also a shop and toilets



PARKING-  Penrith, Cumbria, CA11

DISTANCE-4-5 miles including Gowbarrow

TERRAIN- Good paths and sign post, some incline and muddy sections

PAY AND DISPLAY

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13- BRECON BEACONS WATERFALL WALK-WALES

This circular walk through ‘Waterfall Country’ in the Brecon Beacons visits four stunning falls set in beautiful woodlands, plenty of ups/downs NOT buggy friendly


PARKING-Gwaun Hepste or Cwm Porth car park

OR Cavers Car Park, Ystradfellte CF44 9JE

DISTANCE-5.5 mile circular walk

TERRAIN- Well sign posted,, steep sections with rocks and mud in places, quite a strenuous walk


https://www.breconbeacons.org/things-

to-do/attractions/natural/waterfalls/walking-trails

       14-HARESHAW LINN- NORTHUMBERLAND

Hareshaw Linn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its rare ferns and lichen. More than 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen can be found. We completed the walk when we also walked the beamish valley hillfort trail.


PARKING-Northumberland National Park, Car Park, Bellingham NE46 1BS

DISTANCE-3 mile return walk

TERRAIN- mixture of road, paths, some muddy and steep sections


https://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/

walk/hareshaw-linn-walk/

           15-LIGHTSPOUT WATERFALLS-SHROPSHIRE

 

A beautiful walk in the Carding Mill Valley at the heart of the Long Mynd and takes you on a gentle ascent along the stream to the four metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall.


PARKING-  Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6JG

DISTANCE-2-3 miles

TERRAIN- a footpath that is narrow at various points. There is a gentle incline along the route. 

PAY AND DISPLAY

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-the-shropshire-hills/trails/a-walk-to-the-waterfall-at-carding-mill-valley

16-CATRIGG FORCE/STAINFORTH FORCE-YORKSHIRE DALES

Catrigg Force is a lovely waterfall that is hidden away in a deep gorge above the village of Stainforth.

Stainforth force is a short walk form the car park which is set in a deep gorge and often you will see Salmon leaping.


PARKING-Stainforth force BD24 9PF

DISTANCE 3-4mile circular walk

TERRAIN- Well sign posted, steep sections, some farming land so care needed with cattle.


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     17-SCALEBAR FORCE-YORKSHIRE DALES

Scaleber Force is a stunning 40ft waterfall within Scaleber Wood Nature Reserve. An improved (though very narrow and steep) stepped path leads down to a small viewing point from where there are good views up to the waterfall.


PARKING-Roadside parking High Hill Ln, Settle BD23 4BB 

DISTANCE-mile return walk

TERRAIN- mixture of road, paths, some muddy and steep sections down to the waterfall


https://www.visitsettle.co.uk/scaleber-force.html

         18-HERMITAGE FALLS-PERTHSHIRE

Walk through towering Douglas firs to the folly of Ossian’s Hall, and gaze over the falls, some of the tallest trees in the UK and beautiful trail.

Small drinks van at the start


PARKING-  11 The Cross, Dunkeld PH8 0AN

DISTANCE-2-3 miles

TERRAIN- Good paths throughout, well sign posted

PAY AND DISPLAY

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hermitage

19-CORRIESHALLOCH GORGE -PERTHSHIRE

Corrieshalloch is one of the most spectacular gorges of its type in Britain and provides striking evidence of how glacial meltwater can create deep gorges.

Cross the suspension bridge and marvel at the Falls of Measach plummeting into one of the most spectacular gorges in Britain


PARKING-Corrieshalloch Gorge, Braemore IV23 2PJ

DISTANCE 2 miles approx

TERRAIN- Well sign posted, on good paths with some gentle ascent


https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/corrieshalloch-gorge

   20-GALLENY FORCE- LAKE DISTRICT

Also know as Fairy Glen, Galleny Falls is to be found near Stonethwaite in Borrowdale. Just take a walk for a few 100 yards up the clear waters of Langstrath Beck to find the lower pool, a perfect spot for relaxing and paddling on a hot summer's day.


PARKING-Stonethwaite, Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, CA12 5XG

DISTANCE-mile return walk

TERRAIN- Steep near the falls so extra care is needed  but otherwise grass paths


https://www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/galleny-force-p1214241