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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  • A lovely waterfall, easy to get to and a pretty walk through the woods to find it. It was quite busy when we went in October half term. We did manage to findd a space to sit and eat a picnic on the ro...  more »
  • So beautifully breathtaking place. Water are so fresh and local information are very good. Very clean unspoilt area. We very enjoyed our weekend and can't wait to be back for next visit 
  • Its an easy walk from Malham village to the waterfall, through some woodland with 'bee book' nests to encourage bees and insects. The waterfall was great, as we'd had plenty of rain. Walk further up f...  more »
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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