Janet's Foss, Malham
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Janet's Foss is a small waterfall in the vicinity of the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It carries Gordale Beck over a limestone outcrop topped by tufa into a deep pool below. The pool was traditionally used for sheep dipping, an event which took on a carnival air and drew the village inhabitants for the social occasion.The name Janet (sometimes Jennet) is thought to be a folk tale reference to a fairy queen who inhabited a cave at the rear of the fall. Foss is a Nordic word for waterfall, still used in Scandinavia, and is presented in a number of cases in England as 'force'.Janet's Foss was the location of the fictional Molkham Falls as featured in the 2006 independent British film, Waterfall. Filming took place there in May 2006.
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  • We had a lovely walk around the area and janets foss was a lovely little waterfall.would have been better in the summer. It was biĆ¾ slipery on tbe rocks aroynd the pool. 
  • Pretty waterfall, secluded and quiet in November, short walk from Malham Cove and back along river to the village by the smithy. 
  • We started of at Beck Hall hotel and walked up to Malham Cove. The walk then came down to Janet's Foss and then you follow the river back into Malham. It was a beautiful 5 mile walk. 
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  • One of nature's gems. Part of the trio of sights at Malham that includes the Cove and Gordale Scar. A perfect adventure.
  • Lovely scenery, easy walk, lovely waterfall.
  • Always great to walk to, especially when not busy with tourists.
  • Lovely little waterfall and picnic area