The second waterfall in our Yorkshire Waterfalls series is the delightful Scaleber Force, tucked away on the back road from Settle over to Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales.
It’s worth a visit at any time of the year, preferably on a bright overcast day to get some nice diffused light of the falls. The falls are situated in a small woodland area next to the road – there’s a path through the woods and a pretty steep climb down to the top falls, with slightly easier access to the lower part of the falls further down the path. There’s a nice splash pool at the main top fall where you can photograph this on its own.
Scaleber Beck tumbles over further lower falls which make a nice lead-in to the main falls (see featured image, top) – but there are many different ways to approach this subject including more abstract images of a selected part of the falls.
From below the lowest part of the falls (the easiest to get to) the view up to the main waterfall is a bit obscured (above) so this can be a good spot for picking out little detail images…
There is parking on High Hill Lane near the bridge over the beck and from here it’s just a short walk to the falls. Take care on the steep bank though – it can be very slippery, especially when it’s wet!