North Pennine Walks
Date: 23rd April 2005
Distance: 2.8 miles
Ascent: 399 feet
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Start Grid Ref: NY744415
A nice little leg stretcher to Ashgill Force, one of the finest waterfalls in the North Pennines.
Route Summary: Garrigill - Windshaw Bridge - Ashgill Force - Ashgillside - Pasture Houses - Garrigill
1. Ash Gill and Low Ashgill Bridge
2. Ash Gill
3. Ashgill Force
4. Lisa stood behind Ashgill Force
5. View from behind Ashgill Force
Walk Detail: This, our second walk of the day was an evening stroll to visit one of South Tynedale's outstanding natural features.
The route out was really quite pleasant and particularly impressive was the section of the South Tyne at Windshaw Bridge. The real highlight of the walk though began when we turned up Ash Gill to follow the series of waterfalls that lead to the magnificent Ashgill Force. It is set in a natural amphitheatre and is quite breathtaking.
It was quite a thrill for both of us to be able to actually walk round to stand behind the falls itself and have the water falling at such speed and velocity only inches away. Eventually we headed back to Garrigill on a higher route than that we had walked out on. There were some decent views and it was a lovely evening
An enjoyable mini-walk that showed you don't have to walk for miles to have a good time.