Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Posforth Gill

Posforth Gill,

Bolton Abbey, A place known for its Priory ruins, The Strid, and its walks along the River Wharfe also has 2 other Waterfalls up the Valley of Desolation. 

Just off the path to "Simons Seat" is there are 2 other falls well worth a visit.

There are parking charges but these are transferable on the day between the 3 Car parks, 

1/ Bolton Abbey car park is closest to the Priory Church and Ruins and Stepping Stones.

2/ The Cavendish Pavilion car park which is adjacent to the river Wharfe , entrance to Strid Wood. 
and the walk to the Valley of Desolation.

3/ Strid Wood car park at the northern end of the Estate.

Park at the Cavendish Pavillion and cross the wooden bridge. 
Turn left and go through the gate, following the path upstream and join the road to Waterfall Cottage.
 At the cottage, turn right through the gate and follow the track uphill. 
You soon reach a track down to the left to the first, and largest waterfall. 
Cross the footbridge and follow the path to the fall.

Park at the Cavendish Pavillion

Cross the wooden bridge

Head down toward the footbridge
Cross the footbridge and follow the path to the fall

By continuing up the left hand side of the fall, continue along the track until you come to a point where the pathway heads left away from the stream. There is a small track that continues straight on which leads to the second fall.


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