Catrigg Force, Stainforth

Location: BD24 9QD

Distance: 4km

Catrigg Force is a fine example of a waterfall just above the village of Stainforth. It is hidden away so an exciting find.

The walk starts in the main Yorkshire Dales National Park car park and heads into the village, following it round past the church to the stepping stones across the river. Crossing these the path starts at the bottom of the hillside following the track up. It’s a steep climb so take it slow! Nearing the top a Woodland will appear on the left hand side and you will hear the sound of the water way before you get to it.

To reach the waterfall you take the path leading to the top of the wood and then follow it down to see the waterfall emerge before you! There is a pool in front which looked so inviting so we will definitely like to return in the summer for a dip.

The views from the track walking up too are lovely, right down the valley. Such a typically Dales landscape.

map route
Red line route
stepping stones in stainforth
Stepping stones in the village
walking up to the catrigg force waterfall
Following the track up
views from catrigg force
Views from the top of the track
catrigg force waterfall
The top of the waterfall
catrigg force
Catrigg Force
yorkshire dales
A typical Dales landscape

Have you seen the salmon jumping at Stainforth Force? Or tried these other waterfall walks; Buckden Beck waterfalls, Janet’s Foss and Ingleton Waterfalls?

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