Must-See Waterfalls In Yorkshire

Twelve of the best waterfalls in Yorkshire, great for a family walk and picnic ad a chance to explore Yorkshire's beautiful cascades.

Aysgarth Falls Waterfall Yorkshire Dales National Park

Aysgarth Falls

Situated on the River Ure in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the falls area a short walk from the Aysgarth Fall National Park Centre, many great walks extend onwards from here.

Hardraw Force Waterfall

Hardraw Force

Home of England`s largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 foot drop and is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn. Visit the heritage centre and explore walks nearby, small entrance fee is payable.

Thornton Force on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Currently closed due to Covid-19. The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers as possible to provide spectacular views of the waterfalls. The 4.3 mile passes several of the dales most impressive waterfalls, a fee is payable to enter.

Bronte Waterfall, West Yorkshire.

Bronte Waterfalls

Bronte Waterfalls is located in Bronte Country, the moorland area near t Haworth home of the literary sisters. The waterfall can be accessed on a walk from Haworth.

Janet's Foss Waterfall near Malham

Janet's Foss

Janet's Foss is a small and picturesque waterfall near Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. A small cave behind the falls is reputed to be the home of Jennett, Queen of the fairies.

Kisdon Force, waterfall n the River Swale

Kisdon Force, River Swale

Kisdon Force is one of several waterfalls on the Swale in the Keld area, the others being East Gill Force, Catrake Force and Wain Wath Force. The waterfall is a short detour from the Penine Way near Keld.

Cauldron Falls, waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales

Cauldron Falls, West Burton

Easily accessible and very photogenic waterfall situated just outside West Burton, sometimes known as West Burton Falls.

Scaleber Foss Waterfall near Settle.

Scaleber Foss

Scaleber Force is a stunning 40ft waterfall whose crystal clear waters tumble over limestone cliffs before plunging into a deep pool. The waterfall is readily accessible from the road between Settle and Airton.

Folly Dolly Falls, waterfall in West Yorkshire

Folly Dolly Falls

Folly Dolly falls are just outside Meltham in West Yorkshire, situated close to the village and the Meltham Way.

Goit Stock Falls

Goit Stock Falls

Situated in woods in Harden Valley near Bronte Country, the waterfall is accessible via footpaths from the local caravan street.

Lumb Falls

Lumb Falls

Lumb Falls is located to the north of Hebden Bridge, there is a pretty pack horse bridge above the falls. Take care accessing the lower falls it can be slippery. The site is popular for wild swimming.

Cotter Force

Cotter Force

Cotter Force is situated around 2 miles north of Hawes. It is situated on one of the Yorkshire Dales National Parks ‘Miles without Stiles’ walking routes, making is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.