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Colwith Force, Colwith, Lake District

Location/Access: Roadside parking in Skelwith Bridge, National Trust car park in Elterwater, footpaths to waterfall

Grid Ref: NY 326 031

Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer Map Sheet OL7

Source: River Brathay

Height: Approximately 40 feet over multiple steps


Of the two waterfalls on the River Brathay Colwith Force is likely to be the lesser known. It is approximately a mile walk from Skelwith Force along a signposted footpath. When you arrive at Colwith Force the high viewpoint will allow you to see the water passing over multiple levels before being split into two falls. In total the fall drops around 40 feet.