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Scenic crevice waterfall

Stopped here on a fell walk from Loweswater to Buttermere. The walk from Buttermere involves... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Buttermere + waterfalls

Great combination. Buttermere very nice lake an a sunny day to boot. Scale force really impressive... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
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Buttermere, Cockermouth, England
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

This was a great spot on our hike. Also very secluded, we didn't pass many other hikers so you can visit it in peace

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

The water cascades down an almost vertical gully, with trees and other vegetation either side. You can get a good view from the bridge at the bottom. I would imagine that after heavy rain it would be pretty spectacular but I was there just before...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 785ian
Reviewed August 5, 2018

not too difficult to walk it (im 24 and not super healthy, but also not super unfit) took me about 90 mins to walk to the waterfall and back to buttermere. The waterfall looks amazing! really worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Josh_1H
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

About a 2 mile walk, in a narrow ravine, the longest single drop waterfall in England. Worth a trip, especially after rain. Wear good boots- it’s a damp rocky path

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank hem0116
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We walked across to this from Buttermere yesterday and seeing it has been the highlight of my holiday so far. We are going back to see it tomorrow. It is so lovely and tranquil and peaceful. Can definitely see what Samuel Taylor Coleridge was saying...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Being townies this was a good walk for us. We parked behind the Fish Inn car park payed £6 for 4 hours followed our map that Lee our host from the Rivendell guest house in Keswick had printed off for us. We had our water...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank A1751WFkareng
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Stopped here on a fell walk from Loweswater to Buttermere. The walk from Buttermere involves crossing a fair size bog and an significant climb along a very rocky path. Good above the ankle waterproof boots recommended. Falls are pretty for what England has to offer.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bikerdude76
Reviewed September 20, 2017

After walking over Mellbreak and heading to Buttermere it was lovely to look at this wonderful waterfall, which I am guessing would be pretty impressive after a night f heavy rain

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LydiaCarlisle
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Great combination. Buttermere very nice lake an a sunny day to boot. Scale force really impressive. Highlight of the day you should try it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stevey1631
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

A stunning waterfall tumbling down a thousand feet of wooded fell and crags. Absolutely gorgeous, will climb up it one day

Date of experience: August 2017
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