Cautley Spout

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Cautley Spout
Cautley Spout.jpg
Location Cumbria, England
Coordinates 54°22′21″N 2°29′30″W / 54.37250°N 2.49167°W / 54.37250; -2.49167
Total height 175m
Watercourse Tributary of the River Rawthey

Cautley Spout is England's highest (cascade) waterfall above ground.[1][2] (Gaping Gill on Ingleborough falls a greater unbroken distance into a pothole, and Hardraw Force has a greater unbroken fall above ground). The broken cascade of falls tumbles a total of 650 feet (198 m)[1] down a cliff face at the head of a wild and bleak glacial valley that comes down from a high plateau called The Calf. It is located in the Howgill Fells, traditionally in the West Riding of Yorkshire but now in Cumbria on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The waterfall is just north of the small town of Sedbergh. This fall is one of the few cascade falls in England; most are either tiered or plunge falls.

The upper section of Cautley Spout

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  1. ^ a b "Cautley Spout". English Lakes. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Britain's best waterfalls". The Telegraph article. Retrieved 2013-12-05.