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Sour Milk Gill Falls | Hidden Waterfall in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 2

You'll find a lovely set of cascading waterfalls on the path from Easdale towards Easdale Tarn when you visit Sour Milk Gill. This small river cascades gently down the hills so it may not be as impressive as most falls, however there's a sublime beauty to the water, the falls, the countryside and the stillness of the scene. You can also have a quick dip if the water isn't too freezing!

Image of Sour Milk Gill Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @kellylaban via Instagram.

If you're talking the popular walk from Grasmere to Easdale Tarn you'll be surprised to know theres a gorgeous hidden gem of a waterfall waiting for you only about a mile away. If there's been plenty of rain (which isn't surprising for the UK!) you'll see the amazing cascading waters long before you reach them.


It's a pleasant resting spot on the way to the Tarn offering visitors breath-taking views of Easdale as you look back towards Grasmere.

Stunning. Parked at the camp site £5 all day, the water was so fresh and the whole family enjoyed diving in and having a swim! – Google Review

We definitely recommend a swim in this lovely waterfall pool! As you're floating you'll be presented with divine views over the valley and chances are you'll have the whole place to yourself.


Things to know before visiting Sour Milk Gill

  • Visitors can enjoy wild swimming when they visit Sour Milk Gill.

  • Sour Milk Gill Waterfall is dog friendly.


Image of Sour Milk Gill Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @sarahj_outdoors via Instagram.

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