This Waterfall Walk In The Woodlands Of West Yorkshire Is A Hidden Gem

Yorkshire is a county full of lots of hidden gems, from beautiful reservoirs to incredible mountains. Explorers have spent years travelling over moors, across coastlines and in caves, still discovering little treats for us all to enjoy. One of them, we are going to share with you today, is Goit Stock Waterfall near Cullingworth in West Yorkshire.

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Now, we need to start by saying, that, if you visit this area you should always go along with people and take nature seriously as rivers and such are dangerous places, so please, please stick to safe paths and other areas and take care of yourselves. Also, make sure you clean up any mess!

Goit Stock Waterfall is a beautifully lush woodland find in the heart of Goit Stock Woods and is a secluded spot where you can enjoy the quiet of nature.

Goit Stock Waterfall
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On a nice sunny day, you can enjoy some amazing sights along the Harden Valley – such as its dense woodland and rolling moors – right in the heart of Bronte Country on the edge of the South Pennines.

You can start your walk south of Harden and head east towards Goit Stock Woods. Along your walk to the beautiful waterfall, you will be able to experience the babbling stream and a few waterfalls as you follow it up towards the hidden gem.

Goit Stock Waterfall
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You can either do the long circular walk, which is a biggy, up to Hewenden Reservoir and Viaduct or head back the way you came and enjoy a pint. The Malt seems to be a popular choice with a lot of visitors and who are we to argue? It is worth seeing the reservoir and viaduct, as they are beautiful but expect a long journey if you choose to do so.

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The waterfall itself is such a little gem and quite a surprise for West Yorkshire. It would be something you’d expect to come across in the Dales or in the Lakes more so than in West Yorkshire, which makes it all the more special.

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