Janet's Foss, Malham

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • I was on an organised walk to Malham Cove and the trail started just before Janet's Foss. It was beautiful and well worth a visit. It's easy to get to and well worth a visit. The waterfall was in full...  read more »
  • On our walk up to Malham Cove we discovered this it is beautiful. A beautiful waterfall hidden on the trail it was wonderful. 
  • Most of the walk from Malham to Janets foss is along good maintained footpaths that are probably manageable by wheelchair, but the last few 100m requires a scramble / jump up and down some rocky areas...  read more »
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