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“One of My Favourite Places in the World”
Review of Janet's Foss

Janet's Foss
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Malham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Janet's Foss is such a beautiful place. Somewhere I fell in love with the first time I visited, at age 14, on a school field trip, and somewhere that I have come back to again and again.
I would suggest to get the most out of a walk around Janet's Foss, to take the bottom route, where you walk through the forest and arrive at the bottom of the fall, and then follow the trail onto Gordale Scar and the top of Malham cove, rather than the other way around.
Taking this route, you will follow the stream through the forest and you'll hear the fall before you see it. The first glimpse you get of Janet's Foss through the trees along the winding path is just magical (and a photographer's dream) It takes my breath away every time.
And for the brave hearted among you, on a quiet day there is nothing better than stripping off and having a quick dip in the foss !!
I have been here for romantic walks hand in hand. I have been with friends and all our kids, picnic packed, and then on for an action packed climb up the scar. There is a little cave across the foss and when the water's low enough (or if you don't mind getting wet ) you can get across to sit in the cave entrance and watch the world go by. And I have been countless times alone, when looking for solace, or just want the quiet beauty of nature to recharge my batteries and clear my mind. There is something for every one here.
The only thing I would say is that wheelchair and pushchair access would be very difficult.
I absolutely love this place and I'm sure you will too :-)

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

A short walk away from Malham and Gordale Scar this is a very pretty and easily accessible waterfall. Would make a great spot for a Summer picnic!

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Nice walk from Malham to Gordale. Once you get to the trees there lots of bird life to look out for, Dippers and I have seen kingfishers here. Lovely smell of the wild ransom at certain times of the year. The foss itself is nice. You can climb across into the cave on the other side.

I first walked through Janet's Foss as a child and I have been back many times since.

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