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Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

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Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

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Yorkshiregirl29 wrote a review Oct. 2020
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom242 contributions82 helpful votes
We were staying just outside Eskdale Green, we parked at Forge Bridge, following the River Esk to Stanley Gill and headed up to the falls only to find that the third bridge was closed as steps to viewpoint were closed due to danger of rock fall. Couldn't really understand why the bridge was closed though, you do still get a pretty good view. We did enjoy walking along river to Doctor Bridge & back on opposite side.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shigamm wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom1,116 contributions158 helpful votes
We walked into the falls from the farm houses as we had parked on the side of a road. The walk is around 1.2 miles, you follow the farm road, turn left follow the path around the back of the farm house and the path is there to follow. When we got down to where the falls were, there are warming signs to say no access. Although we could hear the sound of the water, we weren’t able to go over.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SGardiner494 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom25 contributions32 helpful votes
Walked to Stanley Ghyll from Dalegarth Station, there could be slightly better signs - I'm glad we had an ordance survey map as there are lots of walks, and it can be a little confusing exactly which path you need to take. A lovely walk up through the gorge, but it can be slippy in places as you climb. Take your time, and it is perfectly manageable. The last section to the actual waterfall is closed off due to risk of falling rocks, so you can't get a good view of the actual waterfall. It is still a good family walk, and not too busy.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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vic k wrote a review Jul. 2020
Shipley, United Kingdom19 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely scenic walk, some small sections are quite strenuous, and take care with very small children if you go right up to the top for the view above the falls, as you crawl to the cliff edge to peek over....well worth the walk up to look at the falls though. The section from the top bridge up to the main falls has been closed off due to the risk of rock falls, so you can't get to the main falls and the pool you can see people swimming in on some photos.....you can see lots of smaller falls and the large ones from a distance still though. Maps of the routes are on the wall at Dalegarth station, or we camped as the close by Dalegarth pop-up campsite and walked up from there.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Hatti S wrote a review Nov. 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom201 contributions52 helpful votes
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Firstly,we parked at Dalesgarth railway station.To get to the fall, we did a circular walk taking in the church close to the river and headed up river to Doctor Bridge and crossed there to come back down the other side which passes a newly renovated house with big views and then on down river to a footbridge under construction. It crosses a stream/small river which had to be crossed by stepping stones untill the bridge is complete. Having done this the path then turn to the left towards the fall. It is a gradual climb with then becomes narrower and more rugged. The path comes to a footbridge across the river gorge to the otherwise where the path is rocky and uneven. It narrows even further and the crosses again to the other side. The walk was wet at our visit so great care was taken as there are no hand rails to grab onto. A brief climb up towards the fall you meet a final footbridge with a small stile in the middle of the bridge with a warning attached . Basically it is your option to stop here or continue the narrow rocky climb to the view point of the fall which drops into a pool. This is not for the faint hearted as the path has a sheer drop of about 30foot into the fast flowing waters of the gorge. When you get here it is well worth it as the fall is a clear straight drop into the pool. The way down is the same way you came up if you parked at the station . A fantastic sight and very memorable walk!!!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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