Monday, 19 September 2016

Bordley Beck

Bordley Beck

Two Kilometres to the east of Gordale Scar, lies the hamlet of Bordley, however unless you intend to walk from there, the only access is from the east, from Threshfield near Grassington. 

From the B6160, (the main route up Wharfedale), take the turning towards Skirethorns and head along the single track lane. Pass the entrance to the quarry and take the right turn along Wood Lane which continues into Malham Moor Lane. 

At the end of the lane you will reach a cattle grid and room to park. Take note of the large rock and the plaque upon it bearing witness to the slaughter of animals due to the Foot & Mouth outbreak in 2000/01

Room to park
Epitaph !

"With Great Sadness"

From here its time to walk! 

Follow the lane toward the hamlet, turning left through the gate and heading down hill. 

At the sign post, turn left toward Lainger House and follow the track downhill. 

At the bottom of the lane, pass through the gate where the stream crosses in front of you and disappears through the rocky stream bed, On your right you will find another gate giving access to a small area of newly planted trees. You will see an old barn at the far end.

The stream passed in front of you

Area of newly planted trees

Old Barn

Climb the slope ahead and pass through another gate, Here turn right and leave the track walking down hill towards the old barn, keeping the wall on your right. You will shortly come to a hole in the wall from where you can access the waterfall on the right. It can be very slippy and wet under foot.

The fall is hidden beneath the tree canopy which makes it extremely dark, It is best photographed during winter when leaf coverage has gone.

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