Calton Spouts

Calton Spouts

Calton Spouts is the most impressive of a number of small waterfalls found in the wooded environment of Foss Gill near the village of Calton in Airedale.

The name Foss Gill is something of a giveaway as it basically means waterfall gill. The first two waterfalls encountered are both very modest affairs but it is worth pushing on up the gill to view Calton Spouts.

The first waterfall encountered in Foss Gill
The first waterfall encountered in Foss Gill

Although there is no right of way into Foss Gill there is a trodden path leaving the bridleway from Calton to Weets Top immediately after it passes a bench with a small memorial plaque with the words, “In memory of Jack and Marjorie Mallinson, A Devoted Couple Who Loved Foss Ghyll.”

Another small waterfall in Foss Gill just before reaching Calton Spouts
Another small waterfall in Foss Gill just before reaching Calton Spouts

On my visit I had to cross the stream a number of times to reach Calton Spouts, it wasn’t difficult but it would be wise to be prepared for getting wet feet. On the other hand visiting during a drought may lead to disappointment as both the waterfall and the stream may be completely dry.

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