Nidd Falls, one of the lesser known waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales


Although there are some fine waterfalls in the Lake District, North Pennines and North York Moors, in my mind there is no doubt that the Yorkshire Dales is the waterfall capital of England. The Dales contain not just the highest waterfall in England below ground (Gaping Gill), but also the highest waterfall above ground (Cautley Spout) and the highest single drop waterfall in the country (Hardraw Force).

The Yorkshire Dales are packed with iconic waterfalls such as Aysgarth Falls, Janet’s Foss, Thornton Force and the falls of Gordale Scar. These are just some of the most famous, there are many other superb waterfalls some of which are hardly known at all.

The links below provide information on over 50 waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales of greater or lesser renown.

Aysgarth Falls
Aysgill Force
Bainbridge Falls
Baxenghyll Gorge
Beezley Falls
Black Force
Blakethwaite Force
Brockholes Force
Buckden Gill Falls
Burnet Force
Calton Spouts
Caseker Force
Catrake Force
Catrigg Force
Cauldron Falls
Cautley Spout
Clapham Falls
Cliff Wood Falls
Coal Force
Cote Gill Fall
Cotter Force
Cow Close Falls
Crackpot Falls
Cray Gill Falls
Currack Force
Disher Force
East Gill Force
Eden Falls
Foss Gill Force (Mallerstang)
Gastack Beck Falls
Gayle Falls
Gordale Falls
Great Force
Hardraw Force
Harmby Falls
Hawes Falls
Hell Gill Force
High Force (Force Gill)
Holden Beck Falls
Hollybush Spout
Horton Gill Force
How Stean Force
Janet’s Foss
Kisdon Force
Linton Falls
Low Force (Force Gill)
Mel Beck Falls
Mill Gill Force
Mossdale Head Falls
Nelly Force
Nidd Falls
Orgate Force
Pecca Falls
Posforth Gill Falls
Redmire Force
Rival Falls
Rutter Force
Scaleber Force
Scale Haw Force
Scow Force
Shaw Gill Falls
Snow Falls
Stainforth Force
Stone House Falls
Thornton Force
Uldale Force
Wain Wath Force
Water Ling Force
Wensley Falls
Whitfield Gill Force