If you’re looking for an adventurous day out, Cautley Spout in The Yorkshire Dales is one for the bucket list. Found on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it’s the highest cascading waterfall in England and is a dramatic sight as it tumbles down the cliff face into the Cautley Holme Beck.
Now, it’s not strictly in Yorkshire as it was traditionally a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire but now makes up part of Cumbria – but we won’t talk about that. If you’re looking to take a visit to the 200m tumbling waterfall, you’ve come to the right place.
You’ll be able to experience some lush landscape as well as some beautiful views at the summit of Calsders and Lakeland fells whilst you make your way on this walk.
You can park up at the Cross Keys pub – and then follows signs for Cautley Spout and head over the River Rothay. It’s quite easy to walk to the base of the falls. Make sure you take in the view of the valley.
Begin a tough steep climb up the right-hand side of the falls, and as the path winds up, you can take in the views of Cautley Holme Beck.
It’s a hard slog, but the view from the top is worth the effort, but if you just fancy taking a trip to the bottom of the falls, you can still capture some beautiful photos – and it is worth the trip out just for that. Don’t feel like you need to be a hero and make your way to the top of the falls just to say you have.