GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Uldale Force Walk

6 miles (9.6 km)

This walk visits the picturesque Uldale Force waterfall on theRiver RawtheyinCumbria. The area also includes a series of other smaller waterfalls so is a bit of a hidden gem of this part of the Yorkshire Dales.
You can start the walk from the public parking area near Rawthey bridge a couple of miles north west of the falls. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south east to Wraygreen, Uldale House and Blea Gill Bridge before coming to the falls near Whin Stone Gill Bridge. Along the way there's nice views of the River Rawthey which flows through a narrow limestone gorge to the secluded falls.
You can extend the walk by continuing south east to visit Garsdale. It's a beautiful place with trails along the Grisedale Beck and more pretty waterfalls to see. You can also pick up the scenic Settle and Carlisle Line from Garsdale Railway station here. The station offers an alternative start point for the walk to Uldale Force by providing a public transport option.


CA17 4LN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


Uldale Force - - 1220925

Uldale Force

Limestone gorge, River Rawthey - - 2217204

Limestone gorge, River Rawthey

Uldale ruin - - 555030

Uldale ruin

Valley of the River Rawthey with the Howgills in the distance - - 542821

Valley of the River Rawthey with the Howgills in the distance

Rawthey Bridge - - 2186779

Rawthey Bridge

Waterfall near Uldale House - - 2185886

Waterfall near Uldale House

Rawthey Gill Quarry - - 2217166

Rawthey Gill Quarry

The River Rawthey plunging over Uldale Force - - 542832

The River Rawthey plunging over Uldale Force


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