Britain has a wealth of amazingly scenic natural lakes and some of the finest and earliest examples of constructed lakes in landscape gardens, together with reservoirs usually constructed by flooding valleys, in fact some of our best known lakes are actually reservoirs. Most of the larger lakes give public access either for hiking or water sports and are a popular destination - especially in hot weather.
Britain has a wealth of amazingly scenic natural lakes and some of the finest and earliest examples of constructed lakes in landscape gardens, together with reservoirs usually constructed by flooding valleys, in fact some of our best known lakes are actually reservoirs.
Most of the larger lakes give public access either for hiking or water sports and are a popular destination - especially in hot weather.
Catrigg ForceCatrigg Force is an absolutely spectacular waterfall that drops into a deep, rocky gorge on the Stainforth Beck. The waterfall itself has two drops, the first of which falls into a small basin carved into the rock and half-hidden from below. The main drop falls from the basin to a shallow limestone pool with overhanging trees far above and fern-clad rocks below.
Summerhill ForceSummerhill Force is a waterfall found in a wooded glade near Bowness in Upper Teesdale.
Mill Gill ForceMill Gill Force is an especially scenic waterfall in a rocky gorge above the small town of Askrigg in Yorkshire. Best viewed from the stream bed if the water level allows and the rocks aren’t too slippy.
Sgwd Yr EiraAn excellent waterfall that is located in a steep rocky ravine accessible via a lot of steps. The waterfall has the added bonus of a path going behind the water, although visitors are warned of the danger of falling rocks and are advised ‘not to linger’.
Lockin Garth ForceLockin Garth Force is a nice little waterfall into a small pool, just off the road down into Deepdale.
Sgwd Isaf Clun GwynThe upper section of the spectacular Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn Waterfall, is difficult to access to get closer to the falls, as the eroded footpath is closed. There is a proper path above the falls but views are restricted.
Sgwd Y PannwrA wide and rocky waterfall in a wooded ravine just off the main walking trail. Good water after rain and spectacular colours in autumn.
Tilberthwaite GillTilberthwaite Gill is a rocky stream running down a gorge that is very steep in places and contains a number of waterfalls.
Pull BeckPull Beck at Pull Scar is an interesting area, very difficult to ascend the beck is in a steep ravine but there is supposedly a large waterfall hidden from view at the top.
Dungeon GhyllFrom the southern face of Harrison Stickle in Great Langdale the impressive 40 foot Dungeon Ghyll waterfall flows.
Yordas Cave WaterfallEven when the waterfall is fairly low on water you will get wet if you enter here.
Hebblethwaite Hall GillHebblethwaite Hall Gill is remarkable for a series of small waterfalls by the ruins of an old mill. Situated at the bottom of a small ravine the ruins are of stone-built buildings with a few sections of wall still upstanding.
Cow Dub WaterfallCow Dub is a really interesting little waterfall, as the Easegill flows through almost organic shapes carved into the limestone and over the drop into a clear-water, stone bowl.
Clapdale WaterfallsA group of waterfalls where the Clapham Beck leaves The Lake at Clapham in Clapdale.
Aira ForceA popular tourist attraction, Aira Force is a great waterfall. The Aira Beck descends various falls and deep rocky troughs before reaching the main fall, Aira Force.