Stanley Ghyll Force

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High up in a verdant, wooded gorge in Eskdale is the elegant Stanley Gyhll Force. It’s not the longest drop of Lakeland’s waterfalls and it’s not the most powerful, but the suddenness of its appearance at the top of this beautiful gill adds considerably to its visual impact. Surrounded by giant ferns and towering trees, the path makes its way up through the gill. Then, beyond the last rocky section, the fine ribbon of water is revealed, suddenly plummeting over a lip of dark rock dripping with mosses.

The waterfall, also known as Dalegarth Falls, is signposted from the well-managed network of trails in Eskdale’s valley bottom.