Lodore Falls

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, Cumbria

Lodore Falls is a waterfall in Cumbria, England, close to Derwent Water and downstream from Watendlath. The falls are located on the beck that flows from Watendlath Tarn, and tumble more than 100 feet (30 m) over a steep cascade into the Borrowdale Valley. Despite that it is spectacular in the rainy season, however; it can dry to a trickle throughout summer. A famous onomatopoeic poem, Cataract of Lodore, written by Robert Southey in 1820, was inspired by the falls.