Explore Allerdale

Type of Venue

 

Location

 

Facilities

 

Or Venue Name

 
 

image for Waterfall or Gorge item typeScale Force

Waterfall or Gorge

Scale Force

Scale Force

Details

Scale Force lies to the south of Crummock Water, near the village of Buttermere. At 172 ft it's the highest waterfall in Lakeland, with a single fall of around 120 feet. The waterfall - or ’force’ - totals about 170 feet and is hidden in a deep, tree-lined gorge.
2.5 miles from Buttermere car park - follow signs to fall. Care needed in scrambling to foot of fall.

Address

Buttermere,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 9XA

Directions

Plan route to Scale Force using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 466982  Lat: 54.37647 Long: -2.82356