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Stainforth Force


OS grid reference:- SD 821 673


Stainforth Force, just to the west of Stainforth village near Settle, is a highly attractive spot.

The River Ribble tumbles over a series of limestone ledges into a deep, broad pool.

Salmon can often be sighted leaping on their final journey up river to their spawning grounds.

Above the waterfall an old Pack Horse Bridge crosses the River Ribble. the bridge dates back to 1675. It was built by Samuel Watson to replace a ford which was previously used to cross the river and is now owned by the National Trust.

The village of Stainforth is situated about a mile from the falls and very near to Settle, the vilage boasts much character, its name derives from the 'stony ford' which linked two settlements half a mile apart on opposite banks of the River Ribble north of Settle. Stainforth, on the eastern side, was formerly owned by Sawley Abbey. Stainforth Hall in Little Stainforth dates back to the seventeenth century.

Nearby Catrigg Force, situated about 4 miles away is situated in a wooded gorge and is also impressive



Directions

The waterfall can be accessed by walking a short way from Stainforth village.

Waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls Catrake Force Catrigg Force Cauldron Falls
Clapham Falls Cote Gill
Waterfall
Cotter Force Gaping Gill
Gordale Scar Hardraw Force Ingleton Waterfalls Janet's Foss
Kidson Force Linton Falls Scalaber Force Stainforth Force
Swinner Gill Wain Wath Force

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