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Colwith Force | Hidden Waterfall in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 2

Described by some as a craggy and fast flowing waterfall; Colwith Force is a true hidden gem located in Ambleside. The access path is passable, however this may change depending on the weather. As always, please wear appropriate footwear when visiting these types of places.

Image of Colwith Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @william_zeal via Instagram.

The walk around Colwith Force really is beautiful, and it's a short walk for those with walking difficulties. You'll be presented with the magnificent waterfall as well as some amazing cascades scattered around. It's around 0.5 miles all together, so we recommend incorporating this visit into another walk.


Things to know before visiting Colwith Force

  • Colwith Force is dog friendly, and are allowed off the leads in some areas.

  • There is limited parking around the waterfall, so we recommend visiting early to secure your spot.


Image of Colwith Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @lukebaistow via Instagram.

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