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Kisdon Force, Keld, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales

Location/Access: Footpath from the village approximately 0.5 miles to falls. Difficult to reach lower fall particularly when wet.

Grid Ref: NY 898 010

Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer Map Sheet OL30

Source: River Swale

Height: Approximately 30 feet over a series of falls


The River Swale is know as the fastest flowing river in England. The speed and voracity of it's flow has helped shape the Swaledale landscape over many years. This is particularly evident at Kisdon Force, a series of falls in which the Swale passes over the sandstone and limestone rocks. This region is known as the Kisdon Gorge.