Disher Force

Disher Force

Disher Force is a waterfall situated below the limestone scar of Haw Bank, near the small village of Woodhall in Wensleydale. Not named on the OS map the waterfall is easily accessible from the bridleway called Oxclose Road which runs below Ivy Scar.

The bridleway actually passes above the waterfall and unless you know it is there it would be easy to miss. To view Disher Force take the gate on the right hand side (if approaching from Woodhall) just before the bridleway fords Eller Beck. Although technically there is no right of way there is a nice green path slanting down to the waterfall and public access seems to be allowed.

Disher Force is situated below the limestone scar of Haw Bank
Disher Force is situated below the limestone scar of Haw Bank

The waterfall is split into two distinct drops with the lower one the easiest to view. The upper section of the waterfall, even in winter without any leaves on the trees, is slightly more awkward to see unless you want to risk a scramble up the alongside the lower fall.

The upper section of Disher Force is less easy to see
The upper section of Disher Force is less easy to see

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