Monday, 28 September 2015

Dowber Gill Falls

Dowber Gill Falls

A series of 6 falls down Dowber Gill, each resulting in a small pool. Although there was not much water at the time of my visit, but I expect they will be quite impressive after heavy rain or swollen with melt water. 

It will take approx 40 minutes at a steady pace to reach these falls but they are grouped close together. A distance of 1.5km and a climb of 120 meters the walk is steady to start along road and track then it climbs steadily up Dowber Gill along a narrow path, rocky in parts with a ladder stile to negotiate. 
Park in the National Park car park on the way into the town from Kilnsey. Turn left out of the car park but stay on the right hand side of Kettlewell beck until you reach the "Fancy" weather vane.
Weather Vane - Turn Left here
 Take a left here and continue following the beck. Eventually the Road will merge into a track. Keep straight on until you cross the small stone bridge (Dowber Bridge). Here turn right following the directions on the sign post "Hag Dyke" and "Providence Pot".
Turn Right Here
 After a few meters enter the field on the left through the step stile then turn right following the beck and over a ladder stile.
Up and Over the Ladder Stile
Follow the path uphill until you reach the falls.

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