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Janet's Foss, Malham, Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales

Location/Access: Footpath from the village which runs alongside Gordale Beck. Also short footpath from parking area near Gordale Bridge (minor road from Malham to Gordale Bridge). Mobile refreshments available.

Grid Ref: SD 912 633

Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer Map Sheet OL2

Source: Gordale Beck

Height: Approximately 12 feet


Malham is one of the Yorkshire Dales finest expanse of limestone scenery. Gordale Scar, Malham Cove and the famous limestone pavements are features that attract thousands of visitors a year. Another feature is the beautiful Janet's Foss, a small single drop waterfall on Gordale Beck. It is believed that Janet was Jennet, queen of the fairies who lived in a cave behind the water. The foss is located in a small forested area on the Malham estate which has some lush vegetation and beautiful aroma's. It is well worth the visit.