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Waterfalls in the United Kingdom

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However you get there, waterfalls are breathtaking places, and you have 20 beautiful waterfalls to choose from in the United Kingdom. So you can better figure out which one to visit on your next trip outdoors, see photos and tips of each waterfall below — and easily plan your next adventure!

The top 20 waterfalls in the United Kingdom

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    The waterfall is easily accessible from the front as well as to its rear. Most routes will lead you to a footpath that comes from the front. In my opinion …

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    Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgwd Yr Eira is the star attraction of the Brecon Beacons' much-loved 'Waterfall Country' walk. Meaning 'fall of snow' in Welsh, it tumbles over the 50 foot (15.2 metre) tall …

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    The first waterfall most hikers encounter when exploring 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons is Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn, meaning ‘upper fall of the white meadow’. Comprising two sets of falls, …

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    High Force

    Hiking Highlight

    High Force is one of England’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Starting as a trickle high in the North Pennines, the River Tees steadily gathers pace until it drastically drops …

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    Aira Force

    Hiking Highlight

    Aira Force is probably Lakeland's most famous waterfall. It is a spectacular sight, as it thunders down a ravine in one, great 65-foot (19.8 m) leap.

    A great way to …

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    Aber Falls Path

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This super-leisurely path enables everybody to enjoy a hike to the glorious Aber Falls. The well-maintained route follows an easy gradient for the most part and has plenty of benches …

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    The Silver Glen lies approximately 1 km to the east of the town of Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, and takes its name from the silver that was mined there in the …

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    Brian
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    Hareshaw Linn

    Hiking Highlight

    This magnificent waterfall is located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Awarded the status its rare ferns and lichen, more than 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen …

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    A good example of a spring water waterfall, however can be very busy round here on nice days, we had to fight our way through hordes of school kids to …

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    Tom
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    Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve is famous for stunning waterfalls and scenic woodland. Over 100 bird species have been recorded in the reserve, as well as Daubenton’s bats, badgers, otters, and many insect species. For more information, visit: scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/falls-of-clyde.

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    Aysgarth Lower Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    It is not too often that you can place yourself in an English Romantic painting from 1816-17. But when you admire the crashing white waters of Aysgarth Lower Falls, you …

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    Waterfalls at Gordale Beck

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A beautiful spot to visit, do be aware that unless you are a competent climber the you cannot make this a circular trail, as you will have to climb the waterfall, which I might add is brilliant fun.

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    Tom
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    Ruins and Waterfalls

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Along the hiking trails to Snowdon's summit you can see a lot of old ruins. Most of them belong to the copper mining companies and slate quarries, which popped out …

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    Three Shires Head

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Three Shires Head is the Grade II listed stream bridge (or waterfall, accounts differ) which marks the intersection of three counties; Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

    The run around cut-thorn hill …

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    Barney
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    Swallow Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    The best way to see this spectacular waterfall on the Afon Llugwy is from the northern bank. You follow a narrow, dramatic path with crags overhead and a forbidding abyss …

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    Henrhyd Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    Very impressive waterfall! You can walk behind the waterfall. Take care as it's quite slippery.

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    Bettina
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    East Gill Force

    Hiking Highlight

    With a 15 feet (4.5 metre) drop, East Gill Force is an impressive waterfall in a stunning location. Just below the main waterfall there is a second, smaller waterfall, that …

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    Pecca Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    If you are completing the fabulous Ingleton Waterfall Walk, Pecca Falls will be your first encounter. The lower fall is the highest and you get a fantastic view from the …

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    Thornton Force

    Hiking Highlight

    Dropping 46 feet (14 metres) over a limestone cliff, Thornton Force will take your breath away when it comes into view. Interestingly, there are number of layers to the rock …

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    Falls of Falloch

    Hiking Highlight

    The access to the right waterfall is actually from the street. From the West Highland Way you come to the River Falloch with small cascades.

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    Carola K.

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