Scale Force, Buttermere

3.9
#5 of 9 in Parks in Cockermouth
Hidden in a deep, tree-lined gorge, Scale Force remains one of the highest waterfalls in the Lake District. A slender, glimmering fall of water plunges from the height of 52 m (170 ft) through the trees that, as the writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge put it, "hang before it like the bushy hair over a madman's eyes." It's easily accessible from the Buttermere village; just follow a rocky lakeshore path past the farm, across several footbridges, and through the woods. The wider, lower section of the waterfall remains more attractive and you can climb right to the base of it to get a better look. Add Scale Force and other attractions to your Cockermouth trip itinerary using our Cockermouth trip planner.
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  • This will take about 2.5 hrs to complete but it is totally worth it. You feel like you e reached the top of the world when you get to the top of the waterfall. You won’t be disappointed. My two...  more »
  • A beautiful location, we were there an hour and on I own all the time. So peaceful, so natural. Walk to the falls is not well signed, but that is probably why we were the only ones there. Well...  more »

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