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Ashgill Force in Cumbria

When anyone mentions Cumbria, most people think of the Lake District. Many folk don't realise that Cumbria reaches into the North Pennines as well. I had a short walk down to this hidden gem of a waterfall a few miles from Garrigill, near Alston the other day.

06D-2917 Ashgill Force Near Alston in Summer Cumbria UK



It's a popular spot with outdoor education providers who set up abseils down the edge of the waterfall so it's best to get there early if you want purely landscape shots. I did and had the place to myself for a while. You can even walk behind the waterfall and look out.


06D-2955 Ashgill Force Near Alston Cumbria UK



It would be a great place to capture in spate and I will have to make an effort and head up there again.

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