Scaleber Force

Scaleber Force

Scaleber Force is situated in a deep wooded gorge near Settle and is without doubt one of the most attractive and atmospheric waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales.

The waterfall is situated at the point where Stockdale Beck flows below Scaleber Bridge before plunging down several rocky ledges down into Scaleber Wood. Downstream from the waterfall the stream is renamed Scaleber Beck.

The view of Scaleber Wood from Hunter Bark
The view of Scaleber Wood from Hunter Bark

The waterfall is fairly easy to visit with room to park several cars on the roadside near the junction of High Hill Lane and Stockdale Lane. From there it is a few minutes walk up the road to take a path on the right hand side, this leads to the top of Scaleber Woods and a glimpse of the waterfall from above.

Scaleber Force as seen from above
Scaleber Force as seen from above

From the top of the woods a path winds its way down before doubling back towards the waterfall. Care does need to be taken as the path down can be slippery after rainfall. While the view of Scaleber Force from the bottom of the path is a good one it is worth carefully scrambling over a couple of the lower ledges to get a closer look at the main waterfall.

One of the lower sections of Scaleber Force
One of the lower sections of Scaleber Force

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