An Insider’s Guide to the 8 Must-See Waterfalls in Britain


Great Britain has a wide assortment of beautiful landscapes as well as stunning spots to see, including waterfalls.

There are many watery treasures that are usually overlooked or not appreciated enough may be treasures hidden in plain sight. They’re waiting to assist you in discovering these hidden gems.

1. Pistyll Rhaeadr

With a height of 240 feet (80m) tall, Pistyll Rhaeadr is Britain’s most high single drop waterfall. It is also the highest of Wales’ Seven Wonders. This unique place is loved by generations upon generations.

The magnificent falls can be found within the Berwyn Mountains in Wales and west of Oswestry in the town of Shrewsbury. Pistyll Rhaedr can be a fantastic location to begin exploring and explore the Berwyn Mountains. It offers two hiking trails as well as a café.

2. Eas a’ Chual Aluinn

Eas a’ Chual Anluinn may be Scotland’s tallest waterfall. It plunges 200m in Loch Glencoul and Loch Beag.

It’s also one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Britain. You could climb up towards the summit or embark on the water on a boat cruise across Loch Glencoul and Loch Beag.

It takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to climb the 10km hike to the top. It’s difficult to locate the trailas it’s poor-signposted and boggy. It is important to have a map.

3. Wain Wath Force

Wain Wath Force is a stunning waterfall that is located in the upper River Swale, near Keld. It is a popular spot for walkers who go along from the Coast to Coast, or travel up Upper Swaledale.

Though it’s not particularly elevated The area is beautiful surroundings and is popular among wild swimming enthusiasts.

Gaping Gill, Britain’s largest underground cave, is situated within the Gaping Gill area. Gaping Gill is a great place for a visit, but not everyone can enjoy it.

4. Stock Gyll Force

Stock Ghyll Force, a waterfall that is 70 feet, which falls only two steps, forming an amazing ‘V-shaped’ structure is located in beautiful woodland. This source of water was once to run water mills to process wool, and made the bobbins.

It’s a wildly popular waterfall located in the Lake District. Accessible from Ambleside It is easily reachable. This is an easy, family-friendly walk that makes it a wonderful day trip with the family.

5. Neath Waterfalls

The Brecon Beacons is home to one of the finest waterfalls in Britain. The region is known as ‘Waterfall Country’, and the region around the deep gorges that form the river Pyrddin, Mellte, Hepste and Nedd Fechan has the highest number of cascades, and the most stunning the gorges that you can find anywhere in Wales.

The most popular is the loud Henrhyd Falls located on Nant Llech. This is a great location to fish in, particularly in fall when migrating salmon can be seen leaping over the waterfalls.

6. Clampitt Falls

In South Devon and surrounded by Dartmoor National Park, Clampitt Falls is one of the best waterfalls to visit in Britain. The waterfalls, natural as well as artificial ones, will astonish even experienced walkers.

In The Canonteign Falls estate, this hugely popular attraction has an amazing history as well as a range of activities to keep the whole family amused. It has a variety of playgrounds for kids along with a cafe with a snack bar, sun terrace and artisan gift shop, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained at this iconic waterfall and woodland experience in Devon.

7. Bruar Water

Bruar Water is a series of cascades set within a gorge that is forest covered near Blair Atholl. The gorge is a very popular spot to visit, and a favorite among visitors to Scotland.

The waterfalls were formed during the final Ice Age, when the glaciers retreated. The gorge was carved by the retreating glaciers into a natural arch.

8. Aira Force

Aira Force, a magnificent waterfall hidden in a beautiful wooded area is a must during your visit to The Lake District. Aira Force offers easy access to a variety of walking trails. It’s an excellent way to spend the day exploring Penrith.

Explore the car park run by the National Trust start your hike by crossing one of the footbridges crossing Aira Beck. From here, it is possible to choose to explore this trail Aira Force Extended Circular Trail or take on the shorter trail to visit two more waterfalls. High Force and High Cascades.


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