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Hardraw Force

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Home of England's largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 ft drop and set in fifteen acres of wooded grounds behind the Green Dragon Inn. Admission to the Waterfall is now to the left of the inn via the rear car park and Heritage Centre. The...more
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Wensleydale, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3LZ, England
+44 1969 667572
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All reviews green dragon pub the pub short walk robin hood single drop waterfall kevin costner lovely walk lovely waterfall heavy rain picnic area natural wonder impressive sight worth a visit entrance fee car park easy walk per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked from Hawes to the falls it took us about 3/4 of an hour but when we got to the falls it was worth the walk there and back to Hawes . The falls was in full flow what an amazing sight to see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rush2003
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a circular walk. You pay 2.50 at a cafe (which is nolonger part of the pub) to enter. It's a spectacular sight and no visit to Hawes is complete without a trip. It's a short walk from the cafe to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CambridgeMaggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Hardraw Force during a circular walk from Hawes. We had the correct change and found the lady at the turnstile to be very welcoming. Due to time constraints we only had a wander along the main path to the waterfall and took some photos...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank metalminx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the paths leading to the falls are quite level and covered with gravel making it quite easy for walking.. my wife suffers with sciatica at the moment , making walking quite painful, but even she managed rather well. at the time that we visited the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank horsts715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hardraw Force is wonderful and well worth a visit. Our only slight problem on this visit was that the turnstile entrance was unmanned and only takes £1, £2, or 50p coins and between the 4 of us we could only amass £3.50 in the correct...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sharonhiggers
MarkT5956, Owner at Hardraw Force, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. Obviously you didn't look at our trip advisor page before your visit as if you had you would have seen our information about the turnstile and change needed to gain out of hours entry. We are looking into the possibility...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Hardraw Force has been on my bucket list for the last few visits to the Dales. We finally got round to it, and it was well worth the effort. As you approach the falls, you can hear them before you see them. When you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PaulN158
MarkT5956, Owner at Hardraw Force, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Paul and glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are as I write 25/3/19 working on regraveling the main path up to the waterfall (something we do every two years in the Spring after the leaves have fallen and been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to discover that the turnstile was unmanned and that the £2.50 entrance was only payable into a slot which only accepted £2, £1 and 50p coins. We didn't have this between the four of us and there was nowhere in the village open...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kormeleon
MarkT5956, Owner at Hardraw Force, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your honesty! We took the difficult decision to install a turnstile to give people who visited the falls out of season or early in the morning the chance to gain access when it would have not be viable to have someone on...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019

We walked to Hardraw Force in blustery bright winter sunshine when the Force was as "forceful" and huge as I have ever seen it. Truly breathtaking. My grandchildren were utterly awestruck, as were the rest of us. We all loved it. Afterwards it was great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank helenj564
MarkT5956, Owner at Hardraw Force, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks! Comments like yours make all the investment and time we take restoring pathways etc worthwhile. It is so good to get positive feedback. Yours is definitely the glass half full not half empty! Good on you! MARK

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Very quiet and peaceful here. Just a short walk but the birds were singing and the waterfall looks beautiful. Must be very impressive after a lot of rain.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angie F
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Was recommend to visit here by my partners work colleague. £2.50 per person. Lady on the till was quite rude and unwelcoming. We expected a bit of a walk but we were in there about 10 minutes. Won’t be going back and would definitely not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MichelleR4642
MarkT5956, Owner at Hardraw Force, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Perhaps she was having a bad day - it can happen to all of us. I am sure if you have time to read most of the reviews you will see people are warmly welcomed at Hardraw Force. I was sad...More

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May 7, 2018|
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Response from 1sammi | Reviewed this property |
It’s probably about 3 or 4 hundred metres - tops - I’ve taken my mother there and she thought it well worth the walk
Anne A
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Andywortley | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a flat path to follow.
June 20, 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Only on a lead!