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Appleby, Cumbria

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Rutter Force and Old Watermill  Carl Bendelow

Rutter Force is a waterfall on Hoff Beck. The mill to the right was used to generate electricity for the nearby village of Great Asby. Later it may have been used as a tearoom for period, it is now a self-catering apartment.

A footpath runs along the bank where the top photograph was taken from.

Rutter Force  Graeme Shaw

I have not visited this location yet. I would like to see what the possibilities of getting a better photograph from slightly further away with a longer lens, allowing a similar view of the mill but with more of the waterfall visible.

The best images I have seen of Rutter Force are on the Visit Cumbria site including photo with it in full flow.

Location: Rutter Force, Appleby, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY682158 Ceremonial County: Westmorland

Map Link: StreetMap    OS get a map

Aerial photo:

Getting there: Accessible by footpaths from several directions with around a mile walk, see OS map. There is also a lane from Drybeck, NY667154, that goes very near to it and joins the footpath, a footpath is marked as running down this lane, but access to vehicles is not clear.

Access: By footpath take a look at the map before deciding which direction to approach this location.
Other Useful Websites: Visit Cumbria  Geograph with photo 2nd Image
Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: Footpath always open in theory

Charges: None

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Waterfall    Waterfalls in Cumbria








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