Falling Rocks (also known as Stybarrow Crag) is a great dive site in Ullswater. Depths to suit most divers.
The car parking layby on the A592, just over half a mile north of Glenridding. The nearest post code is CA11 0NG, but that covers a wide area, so a sat nav might not take you to the exact place.
It’s a popular spot with walkers and people participating in other water sports, so it can fill up quite early.
None. You need to kit up out of your car or take a bench with you.
Dive site access
Just a short walk across the main road which can be busy with traffic, then down a slope and onto a pebbly/rocky beach area.
Suitable for all levels of qualified diver as it’s a gentle slope down underwater, so you can choose your depth.
In the water
We tend to dive to the right of the entry point. We often swim along at about 5 metres depth until we reach the large boulders, and then follow them down to our desired depth. There are other options though. Your Dive Manager should advise you.
A good torch and back up are essential as the water is usually very dark and peaty. Boat traffic, paddle boarders and swimmers can be encountered, so a DSMB should be deployed if surfacing in anything but very shallow water.
The road is usually very busy, so great care should be taken when crossing.