Holden Beck Falls

Holden Beck Falls

Situated to the east of Silsden on the lower slopers of Rombalds Moor, Holden Beck Falls are a series of little known but delightful waterfalls.

I initially came across the upper waterfall whilst walking along the bridleway from Holden Gate to Grange Ghyll Farm on my way up to the Doubler Stones. The waterfall is situated just below a footbridge and giant water pipe spanning the gill.

The upper waterfall on Holden Beck on my first visit
The upper waterfall on Holden Beck on my first visit in January 2014

Noting that there were other waterfalls marked on the map further down the gill, I returned for another walk in January 2017. This time I followed the path up above Holden Beck via the houses at Jacob’s Wood. The first, and more modest waterfall, required quite a drop down from the path and a slight detour downstream to avoid a precipitous plunge over steep rocks.

The lower of the Holden Beck Falls
The lower of the Holden Beck Falls

The next two waterfalls were much easier to visit. The first is just below a thin path detouring off the main path as it descends some steps. A bit further along the same path a clamber over rocks reveals the finest of the four waterfalls on Holden Beck (see main page image). A return to the main path and a short distance further on and the upper waterfall below the ford is soon reached.

The waterfall just below the steps
The waterfall just below the steps

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