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Very Nice Falls

Went to these falls on the way Solway, the walk to the falls is quite hilly so beware, you find the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Tad666
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Essex, England
Worth the walk

Able to walk to here from our rental cottage Was around 2 miles each way but there was a leaflet... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Shirley W
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Girvan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We watched a DVD about the North Pennines, and were intrigued by Ashgill Force, a waterfall that you can walk behind. We followed Paul Hannon's Walk 3 in his Country Walks around Alston, starting from the attractive central village green in the small village of Garragill. This short 3 1/4 mile walk starts by gradually ascending up the South Tyne valley alongside the attractive small steep sided river, leading onwards and upwards to end up in a steep sided ravine, with the splendid waterfall as the highlight. Unexpectedly there is a quiet road bridge that crosses over above the waterfall. This is a splendid natural beauty spot, a fairly easy but very rewarding walk to get to, with lots of photo opportunities along the way.

The final waterfall of Ashgill Force is unusual, if you clamber round the faint track to its right, you are then able to walk completely behind the waterfall with care, and look out through a curtain of water, a memorable experience. There is then a separate higher route back with wider extensive views, a lovely circular walk highly recommended. we were lucky and had the main waterfall to ourselves, but in summer I suspect it is a more popular spot for a picnic stop.

Date of experience: September 2017
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