Waterfalls add a touch of beauty to any landscape and the UK has a majestic selection of these natural wonders.
We’ve found some of the best waterfalls which are an hour or less away from our parks so you can pay a visit if you’re heading out for the day!
1 hour from Berwick and Haggerston Castle
Linhope Spout can be found in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The stunning 60 foot drop waterfall is set in a beautiful countryside alongside the River Breamish. You may also be able to spot some red squirrels in the area!
St Nectans Glen
1 hour from Perran Sands
There are three waterfalls at St Nectans Glen – the one pictured is the most famous as an incredible 60 foot waterfall flows through a hole in the rock formation. You will find another waterfall following on from the shallow pool of the first and a third which is described as a ‘hidden gem’ is 80 foot in length.
Aira Force Falls
1 hour from Lakeland
Set in a Victorian park the main Aira Force waterfall has a 70 foot drop from below a stone footbridge. And being based in the Lake District you’re guaranteed some stunning scenery!
50 minutes from Lakeland
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail has a series of beautiful waterfalls, beginning with a series of five Pecca Falls which drop 98 feet over sandstone and slate. Further on you can stop for a picnic at the famous Thornton Force where the rivers flows off a limestone cliff which was created 330 million years ago in a sub-tropical sea!
Closeby to Malham Cove, Janets’ Foss is a popular waterfall for families to visit as it carries the Gordale Beck over a limestone rock formation into a deep pool! Its name comes from a fairy tale about a supposed fairy queen named ‘Jennet’!
50 minutes from Quay West
Devil’s Bridge Falls once had a poem written about it by William Wordsworth and it’s not hard to see why. The name comes from the fact there are three bridges built on top of each other and a legend about the devil visiting Wales! In total the falls fall 300 feet down the gorge.
45 minutes from Greenacres & 55 minutes from Hafan y Mor
Running through the deep gorge of the Fairy Glenn, the magnificent Conwy Falls is based in a designated ancient native woodland. You can walk through more than 9 acres of the spectacular forest and even enjoy a stop off at the falls’ cafe.
50 minutes from Greenacres & 1 hour from Hafan y Mor
Swallow Falls is set amongst a background of beech, conifer and birch trees in the gorgeous Gwydir Forest and is a designated a site of special scientific interest. Falling on the River Llugwy this is actually the highest continuous waterfall in Wales!