Kisdon Force, R Keld

Two spectacular waterfalls deep in a woody gorge. One is 5m high with 80m-wide plunge pool, open and awe- inspiring. The other is 12m high with a 50m-wide plunge pool, deep, dark and terrifying! Directions: From Keld village follow Corpse Road path dir Muker 1⁄2 mile then drop down to find Kisdon Force waterfalls in […]

Hadrians Wall

Distance: 10miles/16km Ascent: 458 metres Start: Peel car park, North of NE47 7AN info: Directions: Turn L onto the Hadrian’s Wall Path heading west past the trig point at 345 metres to Milecastle 41. Turn R onto the footpath here, crossing Melkridge Common to the road at Well House. Turn R on the road […]

High Cup

Distance: 8.5miles/13.5km Ascent: 570 metres Start Info: Billysbeck Bridge, CA16 6DB Info: Directions: Pick up the Pennine Way east out of Dufton and past Bow Hall before climbing up south of Dod Hill to reach the steep ground to the ridge north of High Cup Gill. Follow the edge of this along Narrow Gate […]


Distance: 10miles/16km Ascent: 634 metres Start Info: Dale Head, BD24 9PW Info: Directions: Head off down the Pennine Way past Dale Head Farm and fork R at the junction, staying on the Pennine Way, across the moorland and up the steep climb to the summit of Pen-y-ghent (1.6 miles/2.6km). Continue in the same direction […]

The Malham Classic

Distance : 7.5miles/12km Ascent: 493 metres Start Info: Malham village, BD23 4DG Info: Directions: Follow Cove Road north through Malham then R onto the Pennine Way, bearing L at Malham Cove up the steps and across the limestone pavement to the head of the dry valley. Turn L up the valley to a gate. […]

The Howgills

Distance: 6miles/9.5km Ascent: 605 metres Start: A683 layby, near the Cross Keys Inn, LA105NE Info: Directions: Follow the obvious path north-west up Cautley Holme Beck, bearing L to pass Cautley Spout waterfall and climbing up Swere Gill to the trig point on the summit of the Calf (2.2 miles/3.6km). Turn R and follow the […]

Falling Foss, Ruswarp

A tall plume and small deep plunge pool at the head of a wooded gorge. Shingle beach. Overlooked but feels secluded. Directions: Follow B1416 from Whitby S and take the ‘middle’ R after 3 miles, signed Newton House / Falling Foss. Follow lane for a mile to car park. Continue down through woods on foot. […]

Janet’s Foss

Lovely little clear plunge perfect for families. Cave to explore. Directions: Signed downstream of Gordale Bridge, about a mile E of Malham on route to Gordale Scar.

Appletreewick, R Wharfe

A pretty rocky pool in the river with a small island and bay and rapids upstream. Rope swing on far side, grassy banks and field for picnics. Large shingle beach on far bank downstream too. The water has many submerged underwater rocks, which makes diving dangerous. Directions: Appletreewick is 2 miles off the B6160 via […]

Grassington Weir

A large grassy area of riverside common with two weirs, a water slide, a waterfall, an ancient church and stepping stones. Popular, fun and safe. Directions: Grassington is on B6265 9 miles N of Skipton. Park in Grassington village centre and walk down to the river via Sedber Lane (200m), or park S of the […]