If you’re looking for a better way to get your 10,000 a day step count smashed, we’ve got you covered with some of our favourite waterfalls to visit in the North York Moors National Park. Situated in North Yorkshire, it contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. So don’t be surprised if you see a woman calling out “Heathcliffe, Heathcliffe” on your travels. As well as having beautiful moorland, the park has some amazing waterfalls for you to enjoy – and, us being so nice to you have hunted down some spectacular sights for you to enjoy.
Found between Scarborough and Whitby, Hayburn Wyke is a unique spot as it has both woodland and a beach for you to enjoy. Perfect for a family day out, the Hayburn Wyke waterfalls falls right on to the pebble beach, and has a spectacular backdrop for some great photography opportunities. Get your socks off and have a paddle in the river as you take in the view of all the different coloured rocks that make up the waterfall.
Situated between Goathland and Beck Hole in the centre of the North York Moors, this waterfall is in the heart of the woodland and is just south of the North York Moors heritage railway. Just further up the river from Thomason Foss waterfall you can find Upper Thomason Foss, which is equally spectacular.
Blow Gill waterfall is located on the road between Osmotherly and Hawnby One of the smaller waterfalls in the North Yorkshire but no less attractive. The Goathland waterfall is well worth a visit, and the area surrounding is great for a beautiful walk.
The tallest and most impressive waterfall, Mallyan Spout can be found in the village of Goathland. Its drop is a massive 60-foot high and is a spectacular sight – especially after a rain it can be a magnificent sight within lush woodland.
Nelly Ayre Foss
Situated around 1-mile to the west of the village of Goathland, Nelly Ayre is one of our favourite North York Moors waterfalls. It has such a fantastic shape to it, and when in full flow it can be a really wondrous sight. On a sunny day, the water glistens and looks magical in the glowing sunlight.
Just outside the village of Kindale, the Kindale Falls or ‘Old Meggison’ is a great waterfall that forms part of the River Leven. It’s best with a good flow and is a lesser-known waterfall, yet no less beautiful. A real treat, we highly recommend making time to visit this natural beauty.
Feature Image Credit: Richard Spencer / Nelly Ayre Foss / CC BY-SA 2.0