We don’t know about you guys, but our New Year’s resolution is to get out there and get fit. Hiking, running, and maybe even a little bit of wild swimming is the order of the day. And, if we find a few of Yorkshire’s hidden gems, then that is a Brucey bonus. Situated near Halifax in West Yorkshire, this beautiful secret Wood Fall Beck Waterfall near Dean House in Yorkshire along Coley Beck is a great place to visit.
There is a lovely walking route that is around 3 miles and is ok for all skill levels. Along the way you can experience wide-open countryside views as well as ancient woodland, so you get a mixture of great natural landscapes.
In winter and autumn time you can enjoy the brown hues and greenfield and in summer the place comes to life with colour so it’s great all year round, although we’d advise wellies in the winter.
Starting just up from the village of Coley the trail leads you towards the beautiful Sun Wood. Following Coley Beck, you’ll head towards Wood Fall Beck waterfall, which can be found in the North Wood all you need to do is follow up to Woodfall Beck. It can be found below the footbridge on the Calderdale Way to the east of Dean House. There are signs along the way if you get lost or unsure.
The popular area is famed for wild swimming, but we’d recommend waiting until the weather improves. After you’ve had your fun, follow the trail around and head back up to where you started. This trail is used for running and mountain biking as well as hiking and is best for March to October time.
If you head up from your walk after you’ve finished, you can enjoy a nice pint at the Duke of York pub, or you could head down to Coley and visit The Brown Horse for some food. Dogs are allowed on the walk but must be kept on a lead.
Feature Image Credit: Paul Glazzard / Dean House Footbridge, Coley Beck / CC BY-SA 2.0