Hardraw Force Walk

in Hawes

Falling 100ft, Hardraw Force is England’s highest single single drop waterfall.

Hardraw Force

The Route

  • Start Point: The Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw Hawes, DL8 3LZ
  • Finish Point: Hardraw Force
  • Distance: 1

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Walk Description

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Hardraw Force is the Yorkshire Dales and is the single highest drop waterfall in England. The walk starts at the 13th century Green Dragon Inn for a small fee. The fee is worth it as you wind through the ancient woodland and along Hardraw Beck to the falls which are set in the stunning narrow gorge of Hardraw Scaur.

There are few words to describe the variety of senses which are delighted when you first make your way up to this special place. Sight, sound, smells, and the feeling of the water roaring over this mighty cliff are all alive. It’s a special place, and you can understand why Wordsworth stopped to write and Turner paused to paint here. It’s worth the small price of entry, which keeps the waterfall and its surrounds looked after, preserved for future generations of artists and experience-seekers alike.

Plus, the walking around here is top notch, too!

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