Today we are looking at ten tallest waterfalls here in the UK. From the mountains of Scotland and Wales to the Gorges of England. I hope you will be truly surprised by the height of some of these waterfalls as they certainly surprised me…
Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in the UK
10 – Falls of Clyde, Scotland (Unbroken Fall Height: 62 Metres)
Wiki Info: The Falls of Clyde is the collective name of four linn on the River Clyde near New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Falls of Clyde comprise the upper falls of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and the lower falls of Stonebyres Linn. Corra Linn is the highest, with a fall of 84 feet and is located within the Falls of Clyde Reserve managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, a national nature conservation charity
9 – Falls of Foyers, Scotland (Unbroken Fall Height: 62.3 Metres)
Wiki Info: The Fall of Foyers is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness, in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom. The waterfall has “a fine cascade”, having a fall of 165 feet. It is located on the lower portion of the River Foyers at grid reference NH497203. The river enters Loch Ness on the East side, North-East of Fort Augustus
8 – Canonteign Falls, England (Unbroken Fall Height: 70 Metres)
Wiki Info: Canonteign Falls is a waterfall in the historic tything of Canonteign in the Teign Valley and Dartmoor National Park near Chudleigh, South Devon, England. It is 220 feet high and is one of the highest waterfalls in England. It was created in 1890 by diverting a stream over the edge of a cliff.
7 – Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales (Unbroken Fall Height: 73 Metres)
Wiki Info: Pistyll Rhaeadr is formed by the Afon Disgynfa falling, in three stages, over a 240-foot Silurian cliff-face, below which the river is known as the Afon Rhaeadr. It is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
6 – Cautley Spout, England (Unbroken Fall Height: 76 Metres)
Wiki Info: Cautley Spout is England’s highest waterfall above ground. The broken cascade of falls tumbles a total of 650 feet (198 m) down a cliff face at the head of a wild and bleak glacial valley that comes down from a high plateau called The Calf.
5 – Pistyll y Llyn, Wales (Unbroken Fall Height: 91 Metres)
Wiki Info: Pistyll y Llyn is one of the tallest waterfalls in Wales and the United Kingdom. It is a horsetail style set of falls which are located in the Cambrian Mountains. Formed where the River Llyfnant falls from Llyn Penrhaeadr for approximately 160 metres into Cwm Rhaeadr in two waterfalls, and a series of cascades.
4 – Devil’s Appendix, Wales (Unbroken Fall Height: 93 Metres)
Wiki Info: The Devil’s Appendix is the tallest single-drop waterfall in Wales and one of the tallest in the United Kingdom. It is a plunge style waterfall located on the Clogwyn y Geifr cliffs beside Twll Du in Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, Wales. It is formed where a small stream falls for approximately 305 feet to reach the slopes above Llyn Idwal.
3 – Falls of Glomach, Scotland (Unbroken Fall Height: 113 Metres)
Wiki Info: The Falls of Glomach, in Ross-shire, Scotland, is one of the highest waterfalls in Britain. The falls border Kintail donated to the National Trust for Scotland in 1944 and subsequently incorporating West Affric in 1993. It is not easily reached on foot, requiring an 8-kilometre trek through the remote and wild countryside.
2 – Steall waterfall, Scotland (Unbroken Fall Height: 120 Metres)
Wiki Info: The spectacular waterfall known variously as An Steall Bàn, Steall Waterfall or Steall Falls is situated in Glen Nevis near Fort William, Highland, Scotland. It is Scotland’s second highest waterfall with a single drop of 120 metres. The fall can be viewed from the path that runs through the Nevis Gorge, an area owned by the John Muir Trust which manages the area for its wilderness qualities.
1 – Eas a’ Chual Aluinn, Scotland (Unbroken Fall Height: 200 Metres)
Wiki Info: Eas a’ Chual Aluinn in the parish of Assynt, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, is the highest waterfall in the United Kingdom with a sheer drop of 658 ft. When in full flow it is over three times higher than Niagara Falls. The waterfall can be reached by a six-mile walk across boggy ground from the road three miles south of Kylesku in Sutherland.