Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force is one of the most popular attractions in Wensleydale and at around 100 feet high it’s the highest single drop waterfall in England above ground.

Unfortunately Hardraw Force is located on private land and a small fee is payable to visit the waterfall which at the time of writing is £2.50 per person. Access used to be through the Green Dragon Inn but now it is through a visitor centre to the rear of the pub.

Another view of Hardraw Force
Another view of Hardraw Force

From the entrance it is a nice stroll on a good path, suitable for wheelchairs, on grounds that are the location for the annual Hardraw Scaur Brass Band Festival. The waterfall is situated in the stunning rocky ampitheatre of Hardraw Scaur.

The actual form the waterfall takes is very much dependent on the amount of rainfall. In dry conditions it is almost a trickle whilst normally it takes the form of an elegant spout. In spate the waterfall is an awe inspiring vision of the power of nature.

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