Stockghyll Force (Waterfall) – Ambleside

Stockghyll Force (Waterfall) – Ambleside

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Parking: Rydal Road LA22 9AY or if its full there’s a car park opposite.

A short and sweet waterfall walk in Ambleside. Stockghyll Force is marked on the map but can be a little tricky to find unless you have been before or ask a local.

The road towards it is on the left hand side, walk past the postoffice and the Salutation Hotel is on the left hand side, there is a sign ahead that says “Public Toilets” with an arrow head down that small road and you should now see a sign on the wall nearby slightly left saying “To the Waterfall” basically follow the road you can’t go wrong now! Its a circular route so you will walk right round it. 

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Stock Ghyll is a tributary of the River Rothay, draining eventually into Windermere, many of the old mill buildings whose wheels it used to turn can still be seen in Ambleside. Some are used as shops. They used to produce bobbins for silk and cotton thread, to process wool so it was warm and tough, as well as grinding corn.

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It is a nice gentle walk and you don’t need your hiking gear for this one, although if it has rained it will be muddy under foot. Also Wheelchair/pushchair viewpoints mean that those who aren’t able to complete the whole walk can still marvel at this lovely Lake District waterfall. What’s more there is a disabled parking spot nearby, you’ll find it if you drive up the road towards Stock Ghyll.

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Stockghyll Force (Waterfall) – Ambleside

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