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12 Wonderful Waterfalls That Are Definitely Worth Chasing

By Secret Manchester August 18, 2020

Sorry TLC, we will most definitely be chasing these stunning waterfalls in England.

Who knew England was home to such beautiful waterfalls?!

Let’s face it, watching water fall from the highest heights and cascade over rocks could calm even the most stressed among us. And they are also extremely photogenic! This may be the perfect opportunity for you to use ‘Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls’ as your Instagram caption, or perhaps, on a warm day, you could recreate the hair flick from Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl? It would be rude not to…

With several not too far from Manchester, it’s definitely worth a trip. Here is a list of the most beautiful waterfalls England has to offer.

1. Kyoto Garden Waterfall, Holland Park

Kyoto Garden is a hidden gem located inside Holland Park in London. Here you can expect to find a traditional Japanese garden, colourful plants, a serene pond full of koi fish and a tiered waterfall. If you’re lucky you may even spot a peacock—they are known to roam this beautiful garden from time to time.

📍 Ilchester Place, W8 6LU

2. Aira Force, Lake District

This Lake District waterfall will not disappoint. Here you can find a series of pools, rocky scenery and a dramatic waterfall plunging over 70 feet. To get to this waterfall you will need to travel through the woods, venture up and down steep hills and climb several steps, but it is definitely worth the journey. And if you’re in need of respite and a light refreshment on the way, there is a well located tea room offering a variety of tasty treats.

Find out more info here.

📍 Matterdale, Penrith, CA11 0JY

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3. Middle Black Clough, Peak District

This secluded waterfall can be found at the end of Longdendale Valley. This is one of the lesser known waterfalls in England, meaning that it very rarely attracts large crowds. It is perfect for a quiet getaway and you also have the option to go for a dip in the ponds! There are three beautiful black cloughs here named near, middle and far, and the middle clough is where you will find this extraordinary waterfall.

Find out more info here.

📍 High Peak, SK13 1JE

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4. Warleigh Weir, Somerset

Along the River Avon in Somerset you will find Warleigh Weir. This waterfall has become a very popular attraction, with people travelling here to swim, hire boats and bask in the beautiful scenery. This waterfall will make getting the perfect picture a walk in the park.

Find out more info here.

📍 Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH

5. Stock Ghyll Force, Cumbria

Stock Gyll Force is a characterful waterfall located in the Lake District town of Ambleside. It is multi-tiered, over 60ft and is surrounded by a quaint wooded area. This waterfall is unique in that the stream splits into several segments before reuniting at the bottom, giving it a very interesting shape.

Find out more info here.

📍 6 Stockghyll Lane, Ambleside, LA22 0QT

6. Pecca Falls, Yorkshire Dales

Pecca Falls is the first stop on the Ingleton Waterfall Trail. This well-known trail has some of the most spectacular woodland and waterfall scenery in England. Pecca Falls is located on the River Twiss and its natural colours are incredible! And just a stone throw away is Pecca Twin Falls, which you also won’t want to miss. This trail costs £7 per adult and there are five waterfalls to view in total.

Find out more info here.

📍 Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, Carnfoth, LA6 3ET

7. Thornton Force, Yorkshire Dales

Thornton Force is another waterfall on the Ingleton waterfall trail. It is the highest and arguably the most visually impressive waterfall of them all. With a drop of 46ft over a limestone cliff, it is definitely one of the more dramatic sights.

Find out more info here.

📍 Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, Carnfoth, LA6 3ET

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8. Beezley Falls, Yorkshire Dales

The penultimate waterfall on the Ingleton waterfall trail is Beezley Falls. This name is actually given to a set of waterfalls on the River Doe, which are each spectacular in their own right. An array of water activities take place here, with canyoning being the most popular sport if you fancy being up, close and personal with this waterfall. Bernie’s Cafe is also nearby if any drinks or snacks are needed during your visit.

Find out more info here.

📍 Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, Carnfoth, LA6 3JH

9. Low Force, Durham

Low Force is a set of serene falls on the River Tees in Upper Teesdale. This series of low cascades offers a spectacular view, the option to swim in the wide pools, and the chance to kayak. The Wynch Bridge is also located here. It is a chain suspension bridge across the Tees where you can get the perfect view of Low Force waterfall.

Find out more info here.

📍 Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0XF

10. High Force, Durham

Just upstream from Low Force is, you guessed it… High Force waterfall! Conversely, this waterfall is extremely grandiose and actually has the highest volume of water plunging over an unbroken drop in England. Not only is it visually impressive, but you will be able to hear the crashing water from far and wide.

Find out more info here.

📍 Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0XF

11. Hareshaw Linn, Northumberland

In Northumberland you will find the impressive Hareshaw Linn waterfall. Not only will you witness its beauty but it has also been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rare ferns and lichens that can be found there. If you keep an eye out, you may also come across great spotted woodpeckers, badgers and maybe even Daubeton’s bat.

Find out more info here.

📍 Northumberland, Bellingham, NE46 1BS

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12. St Nectan’s Kieve, Cornwall

Last but definitely not least, we have the magical St Nectan’s Glen. Here there are a number of wonderful waterfalls culminating in a 60ft drop at St Nectan’s Kieve. You will be sure to pass ivy clad trees and a range of interesting plants as this site is also named a SSSI! What makes St Nectan’s Kieve so special is that this waterfall splashes through a hole in the rocks, creating the most beautiful image. Definitely add this one to your list, it is breathtaking.

Find out more info here.

📍 Trethevy, Tintage, Cornwall, PL34 0BE

Words by Ivy Richardson, originally posted on Secret London.