Waterfall In Gilsland, Northumberland
A lovely little double waterfall near Gilsland.
This spectacular double waterfall is located just a few miles above the village of Gilsland where the river flows through the Irthing Gorge, surrounded by sandstone crags.
There is a rocky outcrop in the middle of the falls which splits the water each side, but I could imagine in wetter conditions it would flow over that too.
The waterfall can be found in the upper section of the gorge and falls for 7.6m (25 feet).
The walk down from the path to the waterfall can be a little steep (and slippery on rainy days), so take care around this area.
Look out for RAF Spadeadam nearby and derelict military structures.
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If you park on the place we have indicated on the map, then there is a fingerpost directing you to the waterfall. Just follow the track for around 10 minutes.
Place contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
A spectacular waterfall at the head of a forest walk.
At 180m it is the longest waterfall in the UK and is fed from Cow Green Reservoir.