Banishead Quarry

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Waterfalls In Banishead Quarry. The Lake District

Banishead Quarry. The Lake District


A short walk from Torver or across from the Walna Scar carpark brings you out at the old Quarry which is now filled with water.

At one end of the quarry, you will see a relatively big waterfall cascading down from a nearby stream. The falls contrast with colourful rocks which surround the dark water. You can see the layers in the rocks which also has layers of moss, grass and other subtle colours which give the walls more character.

I think this used to be a quarry pit which goes down a long way under the water which helps to create a bit of mood on the edge of the water as you can see the slope drop down into the darkness.

From Banishead quarry, you also get great views up onto the Coniston range of Lake District fells. From left to right you will be a able to see White Maiden, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam.

Difficulty: Easy

OS Map: South West
OS Grid Ref: SD 27805 96004
Latitude: 54° 21′ 15″ N
Longitude: 3° 6′ 44″ W

Best time of the day to go here: All day

Best time of the year to visit: All year round

Parking: Torver. Walna Scar Road

Places close by: Coniston, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Torver Common, Coniston Water

Nearest town/village: Coniston, Torver, Bowmanstead


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