Stock Ghyll Force
This walk takes you to the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force waterfall in Ambleside, in the Lake District. The waterfall is just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. From here you walk to Stockgyhll Lane where there is a sign saying 'To the Waterfalls'. Bear left here to enter Stock Ghyll Woods where you follow shady paths along Stock Ghyll Beck to the main falls. Here you will find a railed viewpoint from which you can watch the spectacular 70 foot high waterfall. It's a lovely wooded climb with a series of smaller waterfalls to enjoy on the way.
If you would like to continue your walk you could climb Wansfell Pike for fabulous views of the Coniston Fells, Fairfield, Lake Windermere and Red Screes.
PostcodeLA22 0QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Stock Ghyll Force Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Stock Ghyll Force Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Stock Ghyll Force OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Stock Ghyll Force Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Ambleside head to the Unicorn Inn for some refreshments after your walk. This quintessential traditional Lakeland public house is the oldest pub in Ambleside, dating back to the 18th century. They do good home cooked food and have a fine selection of ales. You can find the pub in the town at postcode LA22 9DT for your sat navs.
The woodland trails makes for a fine walk with your dog and the Unicorn Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you enjoy this walk then there's another short woodland climb to Jenkin's Crag to try. It's located just to the south of the town and includes a visit to the National Trust's Stagshaw Gardens before climbing to the viewpoint over Windermere.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.