Greatest Waterfalls in Britain


Alex Cooke has compiled a list of the greatest waterfalls in Britain.

Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales
Pistyll Rhaeadr, also known as “spring of the waterfall” is the highest waterfall in Wales and England thanks to the height of 240 ft (74 metres) tall.


The magnificent waterfall is found in the remote village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys, Wales which is about twelve miles west of Oswestry. The Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and the hardest location to reach. The waterfall hosts more than hundreds of people visiting the imposing location each year. There is also a coffee and gift shop in the campsite nearby.

Aira Force, Cumbria
Aira Force is located near the heart of the Lake District and can be accessible from nearby National Trust car park.

Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire
Aysgarth Falls gains it population thanks to appearance in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”. The waterfall is split into three levels and can be viewed from well-signposted riverside route along the site.

Sgwd Yr Eira, Wales
Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall in the Brecon Beacons National Park is locally referred as “fall of snow”. The spectacular waterfall can be reached from the Porth yr Ogof cave.

Eas a’ Chual Aluinn, Scotland
Eas a’ Chual Aluinn is named the highest single-drop waterfall in Britain and three times taller than the world’s famous Niagara Falls.

Gaping Gill, Yorkshire
Found near the village of Clapham, Gaping Gill is the highest unbroken waterfall in the whole Britain. The waterfall pours into the most complex cave system in Britain.

High Force, Durham
High Force sits at the height of 71ft tall and on the River Tees. The spectacular waterfall is beautified by the breathtakingly surrounding woodland walk.

Falls of Glomach, Scotland
The Falls of Glomach, also referred as “The Forbidding Falls” or “The Gloomy Falls”, is situated near the village of Dorusduain.

Kisdon Force, Yorkshire
Kisdon Force is a series of waterfalls on the River Swale in Swaledale. Kisdon Force is easily assessable from village of Keld, and lies on the Pennine Way.

Scale Force, Cumbria
Scale Force lies on the stream of Scale Beck. The charming fall is situated to the south of Crummock Water and near the village of Buttermere.

High Force: Britain’s greatest waterfall
High Force is one of Britain’s great waterfalls. It majestically carries the river Tees from its birthplace on Cross Fell (the highest point on the Pennine Way) down through the villages of Teesdale. It has been used many times over for dramatic effect in films and television, most amusingly in the 1969 western, Mackennas Gold.