A short walk through trees and moss covered rocks to the thundering
Lodore Falls in the beautiful Borrowdale valley near Grange. The
The falls were written about in a poem by the Lake Poet Robert Southey in 1820. Obviously, the best time to visit is after heavy rain when the falls are at their most impressive. After a dry spell they tends to be rather poor.
Although the path is off-road it is never far away, mostly just the other side of a wall but with gaps where small children and dogs could stray.
The nearest place to park, for those not staying at the hotel, is at the National Trust's Kettlewell pay and display car park.
Return to the car park entrance, carefully cross the road and go through the gap in the wall. Turn right and follow the path winding through trees and large boulders. The trees are a mix of silver birch and others. Crags high above declare the origin of the boulders.
Just beyond Mary Mount Hotel on the other side of the road, bear left at the small marker post towards the noise of the falls. Approaching the back of the hotel buildings, bear left again up a rough gully to the viewpoint bench. This is probably the best and easiest view of the falls. Anything else requires clambering over slippery boulders.
Return the same way.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
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|Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy - A Half Newlands||2.6km (1.6 miles) away|
|Catbells and the Newlands valley||2.7km (1.7 miles) away|
|Lodore Falls, Watendlath, Grange Fell, and the Bowder Stone circular||3.0km (1.9 miles) away|
|A Short Walk to The Bowder Stone||3.0km (1.9 miles) away|
|Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head - A Half Newlands||3.5km (2.2 miles) away|
|Robinson and Hindscarth from Little Town||3.6km (2.2 miles) away|
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