Duddon Valley Waterfalls

6 May 2008

A spur-of-the-moment purchase of a book about Lakeland waterfalls at the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway on Sunday resulted in a little expedition into the upper Duddon Valley.

George and Ellie enjoying the sunshine, with Harter Fell in the background and the River Duddon in the dip between us and the trees

Lucy, Ellie and George on Fickle Steps

After some exploration through the woods, we reach the first objective, this waterfall on Grassguards Gill

Lucy and Ellie enjoying the view - unfortunately the waterfall was too big to capture from here in a single photo

Looking down on Grassguards Gill as it heads towards the Duddon

Stephen, George and Ellie by the fall

Lucy shows Ellie the easy way through the stile

About 300 metres upstream from Fickle Steps is this attractive waterfall on Wet Gill. There has been some tree felling going on, and as a result the ground is littered with forestry waste, which is a shame, as it could have more effectively opened up this fall and the zig-zagging course of the gill above the main fall.

Lucy and the dogs take a brief pause before we retrace our steps back to the car.

Ellie makes her way back across Fickle Steps

Stephen and George's turn

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