Tom Ghyll Waterfalls
Tom Ghyll (or Gill) is a lovely stream with two waterfalls. A trail runs alongside the stream and the path then leads up to Tarn Hows.
Start at the Car Park on the A593 by Glen Mary Bridge. Head east by the stream (Tom Ghyll) with Lane Head Coppice to left. Pass the waterfalls on way down to The Tarns at Tarn Hows. You can circulate The Tarns at this point for a longer walk, or head south a few hundred metres (yards) before taking a second path back to car park. There are several alternative routes in the area for further walks.
See the National Trust website for route details.
What makes it special
- Experience a fantastic woodland walk to visit some spectacular waterfalls
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