Cautley Spout

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Cautley Spout
LocationCumbria, England
Coordinates54°22′21″N 2°29′30″W / 54.37250°N 2.49167°W / 54.37250; -2.49167
Total height175m
WatercourseTributary 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 the administrative county of Cumbria on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The waterfall is just north 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


  1. ^ a b "Cautley Spout". English Lakes. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Britain's best waterfalls". The Telegraph article. Retrieved 5 December 2013.

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