In past times the tumbling beck of Stockghyll turned numerous waterwheels to power the industries of Ambleside. This routes walks by the ghyll, initially passing two waterwheels and the Bridge House before following Stockghyll Lane to enter oak woods. An anticlockwise circuit around the highest waterfall – Stockghyll Force – crosses the beck by two footbridges before returning to the lane.
LENGTH: 0.75 km
TIME: 0.75 hour
DIFFICULTY: Easy with a little a ascent (75m) and descent
START & FINISH: Ambleside’s Rydal Road main car park (376047)
MAPS: OS L90 or OL7
HOSTELRIES: Extensive choice around Ambleside