Moss Force

Cumbria, England
Partially Family Friendly

Moss Force is a waterfall located within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west of the town of Keswick, at the pass between the Newlands and the Buttermere Valleys. It is part of the famous ‘Wainwright Memorial Walk’, included in numerous British walking tours and guides.

Standing on Moss Beck which flows off the fell of Robinson, Moss Force is approximately 100 m (328 ft) high. The stream plunges down from a height of 420 m (1 380 ft) in three distinct sections to form Moss Force. Juniper bushes can be seen here and there, one of only three native species of conifer in the UK. 

There are two paths from the Newlands pass to the foot of both the upper and middle cascades, and a little scrambling over rock is required to reach the foot of the upper falls. Moss Force is a grade III Winter Ice Climb (a 110 m climb of the frozen water in total) divided into four sections of 15, 25, 50 and 20 metres.

There is a free car parking close to the fall. The place is great for picnicking and you can also find wild campers around in summer months. 

Landscape Photography
Ice Climbing
Nature Photography
Wild Camping
Cumbria, England
Latitude: 54.545781, Longitude: -3.248779

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