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Stanley Ghyll Force | Hidden Waterfall in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 2

Stanley Ghyll Force is a 60ft striking waterfall and can be reached by a steep path along a ravine. As it is mostly untouched by human hands, it feels like you're completely away from the noise of the city and connected with nature. A new viewing platform has recently been built which offers spectacular views too.

Image of Stanley Ghyll Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @aurorrka via Instagram.

It's a bit of a journey to get to Stanley Ghyll Waterfall, however it is a nice and scenic walk and once you get to the falls it is amazing to see. It an be quite steep for people who aren't used to it, so we recommend leaving via the gate opposite back down to the road to avoid the steps.

Beautiful spot, did about a 4-5 mile circular from Dalesgarth station. It really is a gorgeous waterfall, would love to see it when there has been some heavy rainfall. – Google Review

Eskdale as a whole is brilliant, but finding this hidden gem in the mature woodland is just incredible. Unfortunately the lower viewing platform is now longer around, however there is now a high level platform which has been thoroughly designed and is much better.


Things to know before visiting Stanley Ghyll Waterfall

  • Visitors can enjoy wild swimming but it's not quite deep when they visit Stanley Ghyll Waterfall.

  • Stanley Ghyll Waterfall is dog friendly.

  • There is many parking opportunities near the waterfall, the nearest one being at the train station.


Image of Stanley Ghyll Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @wilkins.wildlife via Instagram.

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