Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

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Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall
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Yorkshiregirl29
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK242 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 October 17, 2020
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Shigamm
London, UK1,107 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 August 13, 2020
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SGardiner494
Glasgow, UK25 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 August 8, 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 July 30, 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 November 17, 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 October 9, 2019
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GeoffGuiseley
Guiseley, UK216 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 October 3, 2019
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shona c
Eskdale, UK67 contributions
Tranquil haven
Sep 2019
A gentle uphill walk through stunning woodland following a stream, a little care must be taken as could be slippery if you go on a damp day, not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. The pool looks very inviting on a warm day.
Written September 19, 2019
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Roffster52
Huddersfield, UK38 contributions
A walk in the pouring rain- who cares
Aug 2019
Low mist on the hills ,so we opted for a valley walk. Route map purchased at Dalegarth station shop .Near the start of the walk we notice a large car park. The rest was pure ancient woodland scenery following the river upwards through an interesting mix of flora.Soon the path became steeper and more rocky. The stream was noisy but the atmosphere tranquil. We passed groups of all ages ascending and following the crisscross of bridges near and nearer the plunging waterfall. We had the option to go on. But the warning of steepness on the last bridge made us return the way we came. We will return on a dryer day.
Written August 29, 2019
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Victoria D
United Kingdom109 contributions
Fantastic fun filled day out
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited the falls today and he a fantastic time! We parked at the train station and walked the 35mins to the waterfall which was absolutely worth the walk as it was breathtaking. We stopped along the way to eat our picnic and the children had a play in the river which they loved, the climb to the falls is fantastic with a clear run, steps and bridges, wouldn't be accessible for wheelchair/pushchair use. We will definitely return again we all enjoyed the day so much and found loads to explore.
Written August 18, 2019
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