This 40ft Woodland Waterfall Walk Is A Hidden Gem In Yorkshire

One of the most secluded waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales can be found on the outskirts of the market town of Settle. Hidden in the lush Scaleber woods Nature Reserve, the atmospheric waterfall is one of the most attractive you will experience and one to add to the bucket list – that’s for sure.

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Scaleber Force stands at 40ft high and is found along with Stockdale Beck in North Yorkshire. The enchanting sight is found just 1.6 miles from Settle running over limestone cliffs and cascading down into a deep pool of water.

Scaleber is just 10 minutes down the road from Malham and is a great way to escape the busy tourist spot for some peace and quiet in the tranquil wooded area with beautiful wildflowers and other sights in the Yorkshire Dales nature reserve.

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If you don’t fancy walking from Settle, the waterfall is easy to access via parking near High Hill Lane and Stockdale Lane. On the right-hand side, you can enter Scaleber woods and follow the path to the top of Scaleber Force. You can then follow a path down the woodland trail to the bottom to get a closer look at the waterfall from the bottom.

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Get back to nature and take a dip in nature’s jacuzzi. The secluded haven is sheltered from the breeze letting in flecks of sunlight from the gaps in the trees giving a warm contrast to the cooler water bubbling around you.

In full spate, the waterfall is a real treat for the eyes and well worth a visit. It’s a great little romantic walk for couples or an incredible day out with the family. The Yorkshire Dales’ waterfall is one of our favourites and also landscape photographer, and it’s easy to see why. It’s also great to visit all year round.

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