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Day 2 in Ambleside, after breakfast we decided to have a short walk and see Stockghyll Force Waterfall before we headed back home.

Total Distance: 3 Miles
Steps: ~9,000 Steps
Highest Point: 473 Feet
Total Realistic Time: ~1 Hours

Stockghyll Force, about half a mile east of Ambleside town centre, is a waterfall in a series of cascades totalling 70 feet in height. Stock Ghyll divides into two channels at the top of the waterfall, and then into three, all of which are finally reunited.

As we were staying over we parked at Rydal Car Park for 3 days in the centre, there is car parking at the hotel however this was also a paid for parking area, it was cheaper and more convenient parking at the centre. Toilets are available here too.

The walk started near the centre of Ambleside.

Here is the route we took:

Just a few steps away from the busy town centre, you enter into the woodland area. Lovely quiet area, with the sound of water all around you, so serene.

We walked around the area, over a couple of bridges to see the sights of Stockghyll Force waterfall.

Stockghyll Force Waterfall

It is a very green wooded area, it is unbelievable how close it is to the centre of Ambleside.   Once in the wooded area, there is a  path which takes you around the waterfall.  

There are many paths that take you back onto the main pathway back into the centre.

Before we headed back home, we decided to go to Apple Pie Cafe.   I had been going on about Apple Pie Cafe to my friend for a long time and how delicious the famous award winning Apple Pie was.  She agreed, it was the best Apple Pie she has had for a long time.  Mission accomplished 🀀.


It was a lovely couple of days in Ambleside catching up, enjoying lovely food and cake, drinking tasty coffees, lots of laughter and being in nature, it is a beautiful spot.  Thanks to my friend for a great fun couple of days, I needed that for sure.  Thank you.  πŸ™ 


  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro (for taking photos/videos and mapping using OS Maps)
  • Comfy walking shoes (most important)
  • Flask with Hot/Cold drink (a good cuppa is always welcome)
  • ibuprofen (helping hand if you have any aches and pains)
  • Food and snacks (fuel to keep you going)


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