Water View - The Best Nine Waterfalls in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria

There are numerous beautiful waterfalls in the Lake District, found in every corner of the UNESCO World Heritage National Park. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite ten to get you started!

Aira Force

Found on: Aira Beck

Total Height: 20 metres

OS Grid Reference: NY399205

Difficulty Rating: Fair/family friendly

Nearest Town: Glenridding, Ullswater

How to Get There: Starting at Aira Force carpark, off the A592, and heading North, getting to this iconic waterfall requires a short and fun walk through woodland. Simply follow the main path up into the woodland. High Force (below) is also accessible from the same carpark and the pair combine to make a lovely route.

Where to Stay:

We recommend either the Glenridding Hotel or Fairlight Guesthouse.

Lodore Falls

Found on: Watendlath Beck

OS Grid Reference: NY265187

Difficulty Rating: Easy/family friendly

Nearest Town: Keswick

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Where to Stay: The magnificent Lodore Falls Hotel is the only place we could recommend here.

High Force

Found on: Aira Beck

OS Grid Reference: NY400209

Difficulty Rating: Fair/family friendly

Nearest Town: Glenridding

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Where to Stay: We recommend either the Glenridding Hotel or Fairlight Guesthouse.

Moss Force

Found on: Moss Beck

OS Grid Reference: NY192173

Difficulty Rating: Easy/famliy friendly

Nearest Town: Buttermere

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Where to Stay: There are only two options in Buttermere; the YHA or the Bridge Hotel

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Skelwith Force

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Stanley Force Sectre

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Stock Ghyll Force

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