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Thornthwaite Force - Hawswater - Coast to Coast

Thornthwaite Force, Hawswater, Coast to Coast

Thornthwaite Force is a large cascade of white water on the Thornthwaite Beck near its source, Hawswater, at the Burnbanks end. It varies considerably in intensity depending on the weather and is located in a shallow but steep ravine just off Naddle Bridge, and surrounded by a riverside thicket of trees and wild flowers, mostly hyacinths and anemones.

The Coast to Coast path accompanies the Thornthwaite Beck along the section from Naddle Bridge to Park Bridge, just 400 metres or so, but allows you to observe the full spender of the Force both visually and audibly.

This section of the Coast to Coast is particularly interesting, not just because of Thornthwaite Force, but also because Naddle Bridge is quite unique. At Naddle bridge the Coast to Coast path is accessed via a wooden gate. Walking beyond the bridge for 20 yards or so and looking back one can see that the road bridge is actually built on top of Naddle Old Bridge, a single arch stone bridge turfed above and stretching beneath the road bridge, as shown in the photograph below. This bridge dates back to the 18th century and is a grade II listed structure.

Another major point of interest is the confluence of the Naddle Beck with the Thornthwaite Beck at the precise location of Naddle Bridge. In the photograph below of Naddle Bridge you can see the Thornthwaite Beck flowing from under the bridge and to the bottom right of the photograph. You can also see the Naddle Beck on the left where it conjoins the Thornthwaite Beck.
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Naddle Bridge
Thornthwaite Beck
Thornthwaite Force

Thornthwaite Force

Thornthwaite Force

Naddle Bridge

Naddle Bridge
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

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Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
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  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
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