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Hardraw Force

Hawes, Yorkshire

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Hardraw Force is a spectacular waterfall just outside Hardraw near to Hawes in the Wensleydale region of Yorkshire.

Comprising a single drop of 100 feet from a rocky overhang, Hardraw Force is claimed to be Britain's highest unbroken waterfall - at least discounting underground falls.

There is no public footpath to the fall, the glade leading to the falls is on private ground and accessed via the Green Dragon Inn through it's car park and then following the footpaths that run alongside the river through a narrow wooded gorge and after a couple of hundred yards the water comes into full view in the wooded ravine. It is a natural amphitheatre and on special events brass bands do get a chance to play nearby. Every year the Hardraw Scaur Brass Band Contest takes place in the wooded amphitheatre, usually the second Sunday in September, and has been taking place since 1976.

  Tim Parkin


Location: Hardraw Force, Hardraw, North Yorkshire

Grid Reference: SD866912 Ceremonial County: Yorkshire

Map Link: Street Map 

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Getting there: From Hawes follow the A684 and take the unclassified road to Hardraw and follow the signs.

Access: via the grounds of The Green Dragon Inn.
Website: www.hardrawforce.com   The Green Dragon Inn

Other Useful Websites: www.yorkshire-dales.com/hardraw-force.html

Email: greendragoninn9@aol.com
Address: Hardraw Force, Hardraw, Hawes, North Yorkshire
Postcode: DL8 3LZ Telephone: 01969 667392
Opening Times: when the pub is open

Charges: may be a small charge made

Nearby Locations: Pennine Way     Aysgarth Falls  
Other Location Pages:  Waterfall       Waterfalls of Yorkshire









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