GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Appleby to Rutter Force Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This walk takes you to the picturesque Rutter Force waterfall from the village of Appleby in Westmorland. It's about a 3 mile walk, following the pretty Hoff Beck from the settlement to the falls.
The walk starts on the southern side of the village where you can pick up the Dales High Way heading south towards the Hoff Beck. You can then follow the beck south towards Hoff before coming to the waterfall of Rutter Force. It's a lovely scenic spot with the rushing falls positioned next to the photogenic old Rutter Mill and the ford.
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the popular Appleby Riverside Walk. Here you can visit the 12th century Appleby Castle and enjoy more splendid views over the River Eden Valley.

Rutter Force OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rutter Force Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west is the small village of King's Meaburn where you can enjoy a walk along the River Lyvennet and visit Jackdaw's Scar, an impressive limestone outcrop popular with rock climbers.
To the south there's the village of Great Asby where you can try the climb to Great Asby Scar. The area has been designated as anational nature reserve and includes a wonderful stretch of limestone pavement with extensive views towards the Lake District fells.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Rutter Force - - 3663942

Rutter Force

The top of Rutter Force - - 3132200

The top of Rutter Force

Rutter Force from the Ford - - 3132176

Rutter Force from the Ford

Ford on Hoff Beck at Rutter Force - - 3663954

Ford on Hoff Beck at Rutter Force

Hoff Beck, near Appleby - - 30088

Hoff Beck, near Appleby. Sheep quench their thirsts in the beck just north of the falls.

Footbridge on Hoff Beck, near Appleby - - 30095

Footbridge on Hoff Beck, near Appleby

Hoff Bridge, for B6260 over Hoff Beck - - 4597557

Hoff Bridge, for B6260 over Hoff Beck

Appleby - footbridge over River Eden - - 2067163



GPS Files

GPX File

Rutter Force.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)