Cautley Spout

Cautley Spout

Cautley Spout is a spectacular broken cascade of waterfalls that drops almost 200m from the rim of Cautley Crags down into Cautley Holme Beck. This means that, while Hardraw Force takes the credit for being the highest single drop waterfall above ground in England, Cautley Spout is the highest waterfall.

The waterfall is located on the eastern side of the Howgill Fells at the head of a glacial valley. The combination of crags and waterfalls make this one of the highlights of the Howgills whilst at the same time being fairly atypical for the area.

A lower section of Cautley Spout
A lower section of Cautley Spout

There is a good, if steep, path climbing up alongside Cautley Spout ensuring there are plenty of good opportunities for close ups. The bottom of the path is easily accessed via a path from the Cross Keys Inn, a 400 year old temperance inn owned by the National Trust.

The view of Cautley Spout from Ben End gives some sense of the height of the falls
The view of Cautley Spout from Ben End gives some sense of the height of the falls

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