Mossdale Head Falls

Mossdale Head Falls

Mossdale Head Falls are a pair of waterfalls either side of Mossdale Viaduct near the farm of Mossdale Head in upper Wensleydale.

The lower section of the waterfall can be seen from the public right of way from Thwaite Bridge to Mossdale Head. The right of way crosses Mossdale Beck at a bridge and the waterfall is directly upstream.

The lower waterfall next to the path
The lower waterfall next to the path

While the lower fall is nice enough the real gem of Mossdale Head is the upper fall. This can be found on the other side of the viaduct. While it can be seen from the right of way it deserves a closer look. It can be reached by passing through a metal gate and walking through the small scrappy pasture and underneath one the viaduct’s arches.

Mossdale Head Falls
Mossdale Head Falls

The waterfall must be about 20ft high and drops into a large dark pool. It is a lovely spot and is definitely a place to linger and enjoy the spectacle. Unfortunately, it doesn’t lie on access land and from the gate to the fall is not a right of way. With this in mind it is best to ask permission if there is anybody about at Mossdale Head.

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