Yorkshire Waterfalls 12 – Scale Haw Force

As my last couple of posts have been about being cooped up indoors working on the post-processing, I thought it was about time to have a look at another Yorkshire Waterfall!  This time it’s the little known Scale Haw Force which is tucked away on Hebden Beck just North of the village of Hebden in Wharfedale.

Scale Haw Force near Hebden
Scale Haw Force near Hebden in Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

It’s a nice stroll up along High Green out of Hebden following the beck upstream.  There’s a footpath on the right hand side of the lane after about ten minutes leading to the falls.  The waterfall is well hidden in the trees, so you may hear it before you can see it!

It’s a great one to visit when there are fresh leaves on the trees around it, so this time of year is great – but obviously following all current social distancing regulations if you were thinking of a vist this year!  Fortunately, as ever with waterfall photography, it’s going to look its best in the diffused light of an overcast day – or even when it’s raining and the foliage is nice and wet – so you should be able to pick a time when noone else is there!

If you fancy a longer walk, you can start in Burnsall and walk along the River Wharfe, crossing Hebden Suspension Bridge to reach Hebden village.

If you’d like to join us for some waterfall photography, our main waterfalls workshop is Aysgarth – we hope to run the autumn workshop this year, but time will tell, and we have dates up for 2021 already on the website.  If we can’t run any workshop due to the pandemic we’ll transfer your booking to another suitable date or issue a refund if you can’t make a new date.

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