Rudby Photographic header
  Home  |  Galleries  |  Walks  |  News  |  About  | Contact Me  | Links      
Whitfield Gill Force, near Askrigg
Previous Image Next image
 Whitfield Gill Force 
Another of the waterfalls above Askrigg in Wensleydale, lying on Whitfield Gill about 1.5 miles outside the village. There is a long drop from the cliff top down to the large pool below, from where the gill continues down the valley over some beautiful stone pavements. The top of the cliffs are surrounded by trees, and when this photograph was taken they were in fine autumn colour against a clear blue sky.

As with the other Askgrigg falls, a route can be found here. Note however on the 'dead leg' footpath signposted to Whitfield Gill Force the most obvious path remains up high, close to the fence at the edge of the wood. This comes to an end high up above the fall, with the view of the water largely obscured by trees. To get to the base of the falls watch out for a fork in the path, soon after a barn in the field outside the wood. The right hand, less well-defined, path drops gently down towards the stream, then follows its edge up to the base of the fall - involving some rock scrambling as you get near.