Thursday, 19 May 2016

Orgate Force

Orgate Force

Take the Northern route out of Richmond up Swaledale (Hurgill Road then Clapgate Bank). 
After approx 5.5 Miles you will come to the village of Marske. 
There is room to park just after the road crosses Marske Beck. 
Take the single track road (Skelton Lane) to the end- approx 1.2 miles, then turn right. Walk down the bridleway until you come to the bridge. 
The Falls are upstream on your left. 

Although it is possible to drive up Skelton Lane, the bridleway at the end is surrounded by "No Parking" notices and the local farmer is none too happy with visitors (or wasn't when I was there!). The lane is too narrow to park on itself. 

Alternatively, follow the marked footpath alongside Marske Beck upstream, (Slightly longer) but be warned, it's boggy in places. 
After approx 450 yds there is a small bridge and just beyond some small falls, but access is difficult.

Skelton Lane route
Alternate route

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