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Hardraw Force, Hawes

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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3.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Hardraw Force is a waterfall on the Hardraw Beck in Hardraw Scar, a wooded ravine just outside the hamlet of Hardraw at the foot of Buttertubs Pass and the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes close by.Comprising a single drop of 100 feet from a rocky overhang, Hardraw Force is claimed to be England's highest unbroken waterfall - at least discounting underground falls. (The underground waterfall inside nearby Gaping Gill on the western flank of Ingleborough has an unbroken fall of over 300 feet.)Geologically, the bed of the river and plunge pool is shale; on top of that is sandstone and the top layer is carboniferous limestone.Public viewing of Hardraw Force is rather unusual, as the visitor has to go through the bar of the Green Dragon Inn public house in Hardraw to reach the falls; an entrance fee is payable on the way through the pub. It is currently £2.50 per adult, £1.50 per child. Access behind the falls is now prohibited.Hardraw ScarHardraw Scar is a limestone gorge located behind the Green Dragon inn at Hardraw near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a natural amphitheatre and is the site of an annual brass band entertainment contest in September. The contest attracts bands from all over the North of England and is a popular event amongst players and audiences alike.
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  • A thoroughly disappointing sight after seeing the pictures and reading about the trails. To actually see the waterfall you pay £2.50 per person to walk approx 500 yards down the side of a shallow rive...  read more »
  • Lovely walk to the waterfall through the pub.... handy for refreshments on the return! Well worth seeing the waterfall & go over one of the little bridges to put a coin in the wishing log. 
  • after you`ve seen 2/3 waterfalls it all gets a bit same same..Only difference with this one is you have to pay to see it. 
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