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Hardraw Force, Hawes
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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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  • Entry to the falls are via the very excellent Green Dragon pub and reasonably priced. We've been several times and in all kinds of weather. Great in the snow of last week and even better if you catch ...  more »
  • On a route walking included a trip to the green dragon . Access the beautiful hardraw force through pub grounds. Dog friendly pub 
  • A beautiful walk up to this amazing drop for the waterfall. Wear stout shoes as walk is on uneven ground but worth it.