Waterfalls in the United Kingdom: Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland


Waterfalls in the United Kingdom: Wales, Scotland, England and Northern IrelandThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a big country containing the region/countries Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

Scotland and Wales are the most mountainous parts of the United Kingdom. A ridge of hills, the Pennine, runs down the centre of northern England. The highest mountain is located in Scotland (1.344 meters) and is Benn Nevis, a region with the tallest waterfalls in Scotland. Mountains in Wales are less high but still three mountaintops are over a thousand meters.

Most likely the highest waterfalls of the United Kingdom should be in Scotland because there are the highest mountains. And that is wright: the highest waterfall of the United Kingdom is located in Scotland and is probably Eas an t Strutha Ghil waterfall with a total height of 290 meters. Often Eas a’ Chual Aluinn waterfall is mentioned as the highest waterfall of Scotland, but Eas a’ Chual Aluinn is 200 meters high. Both waterfalls are official named waterfalls (on maps) and are located opposite of each other.

The highest waterfall in Wales is probably Maesglase waterfall, near Mawddwy, with a total height of 160 meters. Often Pistyll-y-Llyn is mentioned as the highest waterfall in Wales with a single drop of 91 meters and a total height of 160 meters. The most beautiful waterfalls in Wales can be found in Snowdonia National Park.

The highest peaks in England are situated in Lake district national park in the northwest of England. Highest peak is the Scafell Pike with a height of 978 meters.
The highest waterfall in England is probably Cautley spout with a total height of 198 meters.

Northern Ireland is maybe not the mountainous are of the United Kingdom, but still there are mountain peaks of 650-800 meters.

Most of the United Kingdom is made up of gently rolling hills with isolated areas of high ground such as Dartmoor in the south-west of England or the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.


European Waterfalls logo defBiggest waterfall by volume in the United Kingdom (Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland)


The biggest waterfall in the UK by volume is more difficult to determine. At the moment it needs more research to find out which waterfalls are powerful enough to be called one of the biggest waterfalls in the UK.


European Waterfalls logo defHighest waterfall in the United Kingdom (Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland)


Always hard to say what is the highest waterfall. Where does the waterfall start or end, must the waterfall flow the whole year through? There is one thing for sure, the highest waterfall of the UK is located in Scotland. There is a waterfall called Eas an t Strutha Ghil with a total height of 290 meters. It isn’t a very impressive waterfall and has most of the time a low volume stream. On the opposite of the valley there is another waterfall, known on the Internet as highest waterfall of the UK, and that is Eas a’ Chual Aluinn with a height of 201 meters. A good number three highest waterfall in the UK is Cautley Spout, a waterfall in Cu,bria (England) that cascades down the mountain over 198 meters.
If you think otherwise, please send me an e-mail.


European Waterfalls logo defMost beautiful waterfall in the United Kingdom (Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland)


I know this is subject to a private opinion but most people will agree that the waterfalls I rated high (beautiful waterfalls) certainly are in a way beautiful. I have one waterfall rated higher than other and that is the Talisker bay waterfall on the Isle of Sky (Scotland) with a single drop of 130 meter. The river Allt Mheididh/Loch an Sguirr Mhoir (nice names) drops over a cliff and ends directly in the Atlantic Ocean. A beautiful spectacle of one of the highest waterfalls in the UK.
Another waterfall I like (nearby the Talisker bay waterfall) is a little bit smaller, but so beautiful, Eas Mor waterfall. Also on the Isle of Sky (Scotland) with a single drop of 50 meters.
And a good number three, totally different, are the Ingleton Waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales (England).