Scandale Beck, high up the beck near its source at Bakestones Moss, with Windermere to the south.
|- location||west of Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England|
|- elevation||300 m (984 ft)|
|- location||near Ambleside, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England|
|- elevation||180 m (591 ft)|
|Length||6.5 km (4 mi)|
It flows under High Sweden Bridge, a 17th-century packhorse bridge, past High Sweden Coppice and Low Sweden Coppice, before turning west for a short distance north of Papermill Coppice, and turning south to join the River Rothay east of Ambleside. The Rothay flows only a short distance south before emptying into Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.
High head hydroelectric proposal
In August 2011, Ellergreen Hydro Ltd proposed a 900 kW high head hydroelectric scheme for Scandale Beck. Despite opposition for some quarters, for example, the Angling Trust, planning permission for the development was granted in April 2012.
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- Birkinshaw, Niel (11 October 2011). "Scandal on Scandale Beck". Anglers Trust - North West Blog. Anglers Trust - North West. Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- "Notice of grant of planning permission" (PDF). Lake District National Park. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.