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Scale Force | Hidden Waterfall in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 2

Scale Force is a breath-taking place to visit in the Lake District; with it being the highest single drop waterfall of 20ft hidden away in a deep gorge! You will be greeted by flooded paths and muddy terrain but it is definitely worth the walk too!

Image of Scale Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @chelseas119 via Instagram.

Scale Force is a tremendous place to visit in the Lake District, and it's one of our favourite waterfalls in the Lakes. It's joint highest single drop waterfall with two others hidden within a deep gorge, and if you're lucky you might be able to have a wild dip!

Make sure you have a saved map as the the place isn’t signposted. Flooded paths and muddy terrain but definitely worth the walk. – Google Review

If you're brave enough, it's definitely worth climbing up the waterfall to the second level for some truly breath-taking views. It can be a bit difficult though especially when it's raining.


Things to know before visiting Scale Force Waterfall


  • Visitors can enjoy wild swimming in the plunge pool when they visit Scale Force.

  • Scale Force Waterfall is dog friendly.

  • We would say this walk is doable if you have minor walking difficulties as majority of the path is flat.

  • Save parking fees and if you can, park your car on the side of the road to Newlands Pass.


Image of Scale Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @feather39 via Instagram.

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