Mel Beck Falls

Mel Beck Falls

Mel Beck Falls is an attractive little waterfall near Carlton in Coverdale. As its name suggests it is situated on Mel Beck, a short-lived watercourse that springs dramatically out of the ground below a small cliff just upstream from the waterfall at a spot called Waterforth.

Mel Beck Falls is only a five minute walk from Carlton. To visit the waterfall simply take the path from Butcher Bridge, passing the Wesleyan Chapel, for a short stroll upstream. Almost as soon as the waterfall comes into view a steep grassy path leaves the track to slant down the bank to the waterfall.

The faint grassy path slanting down to Mel Beck Falls
The faint grassy path slanting down to Mel Beck Falls

After visiting the waterfall it is worth continuing on to visit Waterforth. To do this return back to the track, but leave it soon after, to take a faint grassy path round the back of a bench and up to the cliff where Mel Beck bursts out of the rock. From Waterforth there is also a nice retrospective view back across Carlton to the other side of Coverdale.

Waterforth, where Mel Beck springs out of the ground
Waterforth, where Mel Beck springs out of the ground

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