- Can you recommend a (UK) Waterfall
I fancy seeing a waterfall this year, I don’t know why, but it seems like a good idea 😀
Ideally I am looking for something larger than head height and inland. As I live on the south coast (near Bournemouth) and can’t think of any local ones that means a weekend trip so it needs to be worth the effort/expense
I have seen a couple of nice ones in Wales and near Snake-Pass in the past, but I can’t remember any more details (names or locations). I’m quite happy to go back to either
Can you recommend any? Ideally in a nice part of the country suitable for a weekend away and also child/dog friendly. Photos would also be appreciated 🙂
TIAPosted 3 years ago
The Waterfall Walk, in the Brecon Beacons might well be just what you need. Loads of stuff to do, loads of accommodation available.
Top Tip, don’t swim in the Scwd Eira plunge pool. Knocked semi-conscious and found it very difficult to swim back to the surface. Not a lot of fun. 14 stitches at A+E wasn’t fun either.
Posted 3 years agoscotroutesMember
Bit far for a weekend, but why not go straight to the top?Posted 3 years agogwaelodMember
As above – loads in Brecon Beacons/Pont Nedd Fechan area including some you can walk behind like Hen RhydPosted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
Cheers for the link to the waterfall country page, Ambrose, that’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to visit for ages, but I wasn’t really sure where everything is, that’s been a great help. About a two hour drive from me, ninety miles or so, so an early morning start to make the most of the day, I think. 😀Posted 3 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
How about a small beach in Wales, with a gastropub and ice cream shop, and a waterfall tumbling over the cliff onto the rocks alongside the sand? Add porpoises in the bay, cliff walk along to another beach and pub, seals, porpoises and close to Cardigan for shops and it can be superb. Some dog restrictions in summer(one half of beach). Tresaith. We’ve been three times and stayed in the same cottage just above the sands, superb.
That said, if it’s just for the waterfalls, I love Ingleton walk and Cauldron Snout, despite the big dam round the corner.Posted 3 years agomartinhutchMember
High force is good for but fairly remote and you have to travel up Teesdale to get there (think Deliverance without the banjo – just joking Teesdale folk…. I know there are at least three surnames in the dale
And mine is one of them, you cheeky get. 😀
Weardale is banjo country, not Teesdale… 8)
As above, High Force is good, if you walk up the south bank from Bowlees you can have Low Force, High Force and Cauldron Snout in one afternoon…Posted 3 years agoDudieMember
Another vote for the Brecons waterfalls. Here’s a route I did a couple of years ago. Quite possibly one of my favourite walks – a lovely day out.
Pistyll Rhaeadr is also worth a visit and it’s easy to tack on a walk/ride over the Berwyns if you are that way inclined.Posted 3 years agochrisdwMember
Couldron Snout on the Tees is pretty impressive. Its been done in a kayak too!
Have a look on the UK River Guidebook website. You can search by region. Look in the “very difficult / extreme” section Should give you some ideas. Obviously it only includes ones that can be kayaked. But its a good way of finding some of the more remote ones.
Go canyoning and abseil down one??Posted 3 years agothemiloMember
Sgwd yr Eira. Did this Saturday for the first time having moved down here 17 years ago. Thoroughly recommend. Doughnuts available at start of walk are to be highly recommended if slightly out of sync with general walking vibe.
Lots of different nationalities around which was great also.Posted 3 years agophiiiiilSubscriber
On a whim we went to Devil’s Bridge yesterday; we don’t normally bother paying to see stuff like that but it was cheap enough that we did, and I’m glad we did because it was surprisingly good; a fairly big vertical drop, a lovely valley, steam trains chugging by and the craziest staircase I’ve ever been down. It helped that the sun had just come out after it had been chucking it down all morning… 🙂Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I didn’t understand the “chasing waterfalls” expression until I went to Utah and heard it there. Big cloud burst, you go off to the cliffs to see the waterfalls in the half and hour or so they’re running at full force before they run dry again.
If you want to go chasing waterfalls in the UK, you’ll be wanting Malham Cove. Bit of a long game that one, though.
Other than that, Hardraw Force is the one that came to my mind. It’s been in the mooovies, don’t you know?Posted 3 years ago
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