Spout Force is a small, but pleasant waterfall on the Lorten edge of the Whinlatter Forest Park. It is best visited in winter when the trees and vegetation are dormant. The viewpoint in the woods at the end of the path is the best position for seeing the falls, any other approach is blocked by dense woodland and fallen tree debris.
The most straightforward place to park is on the corner below Scawgill Bridge. Whilst this isn't the official car park, it is the most practical and avoids a steep and relatively poor path. There is space for four well parked cars.
If you need accommodation we have details of 13 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. Here are some examples:
Go through the gate at the apex of the corner beside Scawgill Bridge. Follow the path alongside Aiken Beck. Climb the steps and follow the path to the viewpoint which is protected only by a basic handrail.
Return back along the path to the parking area.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
|Graystones, Broom Fell, and Lord's Seat||0.5km (0.3 miles) away|
|Whinlatter||3.0km (1.8 miles) away|
|Ling Fell||3.4km (2.1 miles) away|
|Fellbarrow from Thackthwaite, Lorton Vale||3.4km (2.1 miles) away|
|Barf, Lord's Seat, Ullister Hill and Seat How||4.5km (2.8 miles) away|
|Sale Fell||4.7km (2.9 miles) away|
|Whinlatter Forest - Heavy Sides Walk||4.8km (2.9 miles) away|
|Words In The Woods||4.8km (2.9 miles) away|
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