Day Trip to Yorkshire on Minibus to see Hardraw waterfall
Hardraw waterfall know as Hardraw Force is a 100 ft high waterfall at the end of a long path through land to a wooded ravine.
You can walk close to where the water lands and to its summit where the Pennine way footpath passes by. Hardraw Force circular walk is a bigger walk – for your next visit as its nearly 7Km and takes 2hrs
It is the believe to be the highest overground unbroken waterfall in England.
The paths are graveled and suitable for most wheelchairs. the upper paths however require a good level of fitness because the path has big steps and rough rocky area.
Public viewing of Hardraw Force is unique in that it is privately owned so there is a charge to access which is uniquely though the Green Dragon Inn public house. It is worth mentioning that your payment goes towards maintaining the damaged riverbank, drystone walls , replacing path stones (every second year), toilet facilities and general upkeep of the grounds.
After we have waved farewell to the spectacular City of Manchester, we will hit the road heading for the timeless beauty that is known as Yorkshire in a 2-hour partially-narrated journey, navigating a small section of one of England’s most famous motorways, the M62, which links the North East to the North West of the Country cutting straight across the famous British “backbone” called The Pennines!
Our first stop today will be the pretty tourist destination of Haworth. Known for its association with the Bronte Sisters (Anne, Charlotte and Emily) who moved here when their father took over the parsonage of St Michaels and all Angels Church located in the village. Keep your ears open for the sound of real steam trains used on the nearby Keithly and Worth Valley Railway
Next Malham Cove, a stunning Limestone feature formed by melt-water from Glaciers over 12.000 years ago. During extreme wet weather, and seen for the first time in living memory during Storm Desmond in 2015, Malham Cove offers up its secret waterfall which then temporarily becomes the highest single drop waterfall in the country at over 260 feet.
Now it is on to the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct. A masterpiece of 19th Century engineering built to carry the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss. Take a stroll to get closer and marvel at its sheer size before trying to count some of the 1.5 million bricks used in its construction.
Before leaving the area we will stop at the Wensleydale Creamery for a sample of its famous cheese made originally by Cistercian Monks using sheep-milk and made famous again in recent times by our very own Wallace and Gromit. Time for a quick browse of the gift shop and maybe use of the facilities before continuing on with our day
The pretty village of Hawes will be our lunch stop today. Situated at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, this honeypot tourist destination boasts many shops, cafes, pubs and locals all adding to the charm of this traditional Dales settlement. Take a sip of John Smith’s beer, try a Yorkshire Pudding or maybe find some treasure for your mantlepiece in one of the many antique stores
Yorkshire has many wonderful landmarks to offer those who are willing to go searching and our next stop, Hardraw Force, is one of those landmarks. Movie lovers may recognise the location from a very famous 1991 Blockbuster. Marvel at the UK’s highest single drop waterfall (30m or 100ft) with splash pool and natural “amphitheatre” style surroundings. This beautiful setting is now home to an annual music competition for brass bands as well as other folk music concerts throughout the year chosen for the excellent acoustics offered by the location. (optional viewing with a £3.00 entrance fee).