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Old Roar Gill

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Sarah C wrote a review Sep 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom73 contributions37 helpful votes
The woodland is lovely and we had a nice stroll through the park. We went on a dry week so there was no waterfall, we were essentially stood under a main road pass looking at a rock formation.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Teeth addict wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom450 contributions96 helpful votes
We spontaneously decided to visit old roar gill (without reading tips on here) and followed google directions which took us to Penhurst drive which was completely wrong! We ended up going to Alexandra park and they have sign postings for it after you get to the information point and the park cafe. The sign postings get quite scarce so we did get a little lost but just remember you need to get out of the park and cross the main road and re enter the park. Locals are really friendly and happy to help so ask! If you want to access the walk quicker park your car on St Helens road and enter the park through one of the entrances through there. The walk from the park to the beginning of old roar gill is 2km. Then the trek through the woodlands to the waterfalls is about 10 minutes. The treck is so beautiful we went in heavy rain and it was very slippery and muddy and wouldn’t recommend bringing toddlers. The path is very off beaten and buggy’s wouldn’t be possible. After we finished we ended up on the beginning of Ghyllside avenue (door numbers around 1-10) with a street of houses and civilisation! These people are so lucky to have this as practically their back garden! There was lots of water in the falls but it was raining very heavily and I can imagine on sunny/drier days the falls are probably not as spectacular! A great urban water fall and would definitely do it again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Secret S wrote a review Aug 2020
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We went on this walk with dogs and kids and really enjoyed it. Interesting, scenic walk, which for some reason felt a bit Jurassic at times as some of the plants surrounding us were so tall.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tracey B wrote a review Aug 2020
Surrey45 contributions16 helpful votes
An absolutely beautiful place. I was looking for somewhere to visit while staying at Rye. Found this on Google. We had quite a bit of difficulty finding the place as on Google it gives a postcode and address of Penhurst Close which we found was wrong and couldn't access it from there. Reading the trip advisor reviews we saw that a lot of people found it by walking through Alexandra Park which we did and then found it quite easily after that. lt was well worth the effort, beautiful green woodland and a wonderful waterfall at the end of our walk. Very peaceful and cool out of the summer sunshine. We went as a couple but I would recommend Old Roar Gill to families as well. I know my kids would of loved exploring here when they were younger. You can easily imagine dinosaurs roaming around in the fern. You could take a picnic and enjoy it in Alexandra Park and make it a lovely cost free afternoon. There is a coffee shop in the park and there also was an ice cream van. Parking was easy and toilets available.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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kimdavid wrote a review May 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Went on a walk with our 7 children of mixed ages. All found the walk thoroughly enjoyable. A little hidden gem we also went as a couple and found it peaceful relaxing and tranquil
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Date of experience: April 2020
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