Get behind a Coniston waterfall - Tom Ghyll

Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

Tom Gill (or Ghyll) has several small waterfalls and when not in spate you can get down into the stream and get a natural shower.

Situated between two tarns, Tom Ghyll runs from the bottom (south-west) end of Tarn Hows to join Yew Tree Beck (which itself runs from Yew Tree Tarn). Between Tarn Hows and the A593 (at the south foot of Tom Heights) there are a number of waterfalls to explore. They also make excellent subjects for photography!

Top tip...

You might like to wear wellies or wetsuit boots as the water can be very cold and the rocks quite slippery!

Further Information

To find Tom Ghyll on your OS map: grid reference SD 324999.

There is car parking at Glen Mary Bridge and you can drop by Coniston Village for toilet facilities, shops and cafes.

Click the link if you'd like to see more Lake District water activities

By National Trust

How to get here

Coniston Village car park

Ruskin Avenue
Coniston LA21 8

SD 302 975

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