This Bank Holiday weekend could give us the hottest day of the year so far. If you're looking for a perfect way to cool down and want to get out into the great outdoors, we've listed four amazing waterfalls in or close to the South Lakes for you to find.

Cautley Spout - Sedburgh 

Cautley Spout is England's highest waterfall cascading 650ft down a cliff face in the Howgill Fells. The fall, one of four waterfalls, is unique as it is also one of only a handful of cascade waterfalls in England.

Set in particularly rugged terrain, water tumbles down the valley from 'The Calf' plateau. The journey gets slightly more difficult towards the bottom of waterfall however the fantastic views are the reward.

Sourmilk Gill - Grasmere

This unique waterfall is found close to Grasmere village and is named 'Sourmilk' because of its frothy, foamy appearance. This steep waterfall has a long cascade over slabs and easily found due to its visibility from the road.

There are plenty of carparks nearby too such as Broadgate Meadow car park and along the road near Seathwaite Farm.

Skelwith Force - Ambleside

Just ten minutes outside of Ambleside, this is one of the smaller waterfalls however is definitely worth experiencing its noteworthy roar. Located at Skelwith Bridge, it has a lovely, clear rock pool at the bottom.

It's also a very easy to reach beauty spot complete a short pathway, stone tables and just a quarter of a mile from the nearest car park.

Gastakbeck waterfall - Sedbergh

This series of impressive waterfalls is definitely a must visit on a nice day and is sometimes called the "secret waterfall" close to Sedbergh. There are around six waterfalls to be seen of varying sizes and shapes. 

One is found directly below the road, which can be hard to see, however most are off the footpath leading down to Broken Gill Bridge.

Ulldale Force - Kirkby Stephen

This beautiful hidden gem is the highest and most impressive of a series of waterfalls sitting in a deep ampitheatre of rocks and steep grassy slopes. 

One of the most tricky to get to, it either requires an approach from the River Rawthey, or a fairly experienced scramble down the banks. A nice clear rock pool awaits whoever can reach it however making it perfect for a hot day.