This famous waterfall is somewhat unusual in that it’s tucked away behind a pub! It’s set in Hardraw Scar, a limetone gorge situated behind the Green Dragon Inn in Hardraw, near Hawes in Wensleydale.
Comprising a single drop of 30m (100ft), which is claimed to be the largest unbroken waterfall in England, it can be a bit tricky to photograph, presenting as a rather narrow ribbon of water at the top of Hardraw Scar when photographed as a whole, but with a bit of imagination there are plenty of different angles to photograph it from – though I gather the access behind the falls is now prohibited. Using a longer lens to pick out the top of the waterfall works quite well.
As always with waterfall photography, avoiding direct sunlight of the white water is a must to get decent exposures so a visit on a nice still overcast is ideal – don’t forget your tripod as this will result is some lengthy exposure times!
Access to the falls is via the bar of the Green Dragon Inn and there is a small entrance fee payable in the pub.