Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

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Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall
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markV6546NM
Dorking, UK6 contributions
Worth a visit but very poorly signposted
Jul. 2021
Just returned from a visit to the waterfall and viewing gallery and once we found it, a most enjoyable venture. So this water feature has been subject to renovation with extensive clearance of vegetation and the paths/steps updated. It is near to the Dalegarth railway station/car park at the end of the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. However (and this is the major failing) the signage is virtually non existent and even asking staff at the railway drew a blank at first. Eventually we found someone who had heard of it and they pointed us in the right direction! You can park at the railway car park, £1.50 for an hour or £4 for the day but if you drive west few hundred yards and take the first left (signed to a campsite) and up that lane, opposition the campsite, there is a free car park on the left. There are some wooden sign posts which make reference to Dalegarth falls and they take you to a walk along the beck/stream to various points of interest including narrow wooden bridges across the stream and there is a short climb up a steepish path with steps to the projecting viewing platform over the gorge. Clearly the confusion lies in it being billed by the Tourist Board and recent press coverage as Stanley Ghyll as very few people seem to know of it by that name and there are no signs with that name!
Written 10 July 2021
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daytripper012
England94 contributions
A lovely walk in fine weather.
Jun. 2021 • Family
We visited 5/6/2021 and the bridges were open and you can get to the viewing platform at the top.

You can park at Dalegarth station, which is pay and display but it's not expensive and walk up. The terrain is rough and not for those who aren't very mobile. You will need decent footwear. It's about a mile up to the viewing platform. There is a cafe at the station and a pub further down the road.

For those following Google maps park at the T junction where the sign post for Stanley Gyll waterfall (unsuitable for motor vehicles) is. Do not go down this road it's a dead end no parking.

It's about 2 miles walk down to the falls and another 0.8mile to the cafe at Dalegarth station. It's a lovely walk down from the moor to the woods.
Written 6 June 2021
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Jo P
Brough, UK337 contributions
Not Currently Open
May 2021 • Couples
We parked in Dalegarth Rail Station car park for £4 all day. Walked around toward the Stanley Ghyll Falls to find all paths near the falls are currently closed as they are working on the paths, looks like they will open in June. We thought we would walk over the fells and ended up doing a 5.6 mile walk, I would recommend just doing the other shorter walks.
Written 23 May 2021
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Yorkshiregirl29
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK249 contributions
Lovely Walk
Oct. 2020
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.
Written 17 October 2020
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Shigamm
London, UK1,102 contributions
No access to the falls
Aug. 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 13 August 2020
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SGardiner494
Glasgow, UK26 contributions
A lovely walk
Aug. 2020
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.
Written 8 August 2020
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vic k
Shipley, UK19 contributions
Check the maps, part of the walk is closed due to rockfalls
Jul. 2020
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.
Written 30 July 2020
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Hatti S
Ipswich, UK200 contributions
A waterfall worth seeing!!!
Nov. 2019
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!!!!!
Written 17 November 2019
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Nigel D
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom206 contributions
Lovely walk before a pint.
Sep. 2019
Went fees weeks ago, cold day, but nice walk. The several bridges were little slippery but pleasant area near to Irton hall where we stayed night. Needed some exercise after all that food and drink and this was just enough at about 1 hour.
Written 9 October 2019
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GeoffGuiseley
Guiseley, UK224 contributions
Lovely walk
Sep. 2019 • Couples
It had been a very wet week, but we were very lucky that Saturday was fine and sunny for our walk up to Stanley Force. We were also lucky that the last little part of the path over the bridge had been reopened the night before so we could get quite close to the bottom of the waterfall. As it had been so wet the falls were impressively strong and the water was boiling away down the narrow valley where it then widened out into a busy and beautiful river shaded by the trees. With the sun shining through this was a really lovely place.
The path was good, although because of the rain sometimes a little slippy, but we didn't venture up to the viewpoint at the top of the waterfall - perhaps next time.
Written 3 October 2019
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