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Stainforth Force

Close to the village of Stainforth, just to the north of Settle, is the magnificent waterfall of Stainforth Force which is on the River Ribble.  From the National Park car park follow the Pennine Bridleway signs under the road, through a picnic area, and over the railway. After crossing over the narrow and ancient packhorse bridge, take the footpath through the fields and you will be treated to one of the National Park's most popular beauty spots.

It can get a bit busy on a sunny Bank Holiday but at other times of the year you are likely to have it all to yourself. In the autumn it is a perfect spot to watch salmon leaping up the falls on their way to their spawning grounds. Do take the time to remove your litter when you go.

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