At Hardraw Force by Trevor Kersley


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hardraw Force is a waterfall on the Hardraw Beck in Hardraw Scar, a wooded ravine just outside the hamlet of Hardraw at the foot of Buttertubs Pass and the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes close by.
Comprising a single drop of 100 feet from a rocky overhang, Hardraw Force is claimed to be England’s highest unbroken waterfall – at least discounting underground falls. (The underground waterfall inside nearby Gaping Gill on the western flank of Ingleborough has an unbroken fall of over 300 feet.)
Public viewing of Hardraw Force is rather unusual, as the visitor has to go through the bar of the Green Dragon Inn public house in Hardraw to reach the falls;
The falls were used as a location in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, in the scene where Maid Marian catches Robin Hood bathing under a waterfall.
Hardraw Force is the setting for a brass band competition held annually on the second Sunday in September. The competition was first held in the falls’ natural amphitheatre in 1884 when six bands took part; the competition lapsed in 1927 but was revived in 1976 and has gone from strength to strength since. In recent years two other musical events have started up at the falls: the Hawdraw Bash is a Folk Rock concert in early July and the Hardraw Gathering is a three-day festival of traditional music at the end of July.

Taken on the recent RB meet in the Yorks Dales National Park,this shows Mr Steve Smith nearly getting his feet wet as per normal.

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0.3 @ f5.6 iso 200 focal 26mm


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  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 3 years ago

    That’s the trouble with Hardraw Force, Trevor. It’s difficult to get a clear shot of it beacause of all the tourists and photographers. LOL. Excellent work!

  • cheers Steve..must agree with you these tourist get everywhere

    – Trevor Kersley

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Another damn grockle, eh! But tell me, which is Steve and which is the waterfall? LOL

  • cheers David…er the small one!!

    – Trevor Kersley

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and Steve just helps give us perspecitive on the actual size of the waterfall! Wonderful work…

  • so kind of you Susan also thank you for the fave…Steve’s only a midget anyway.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Trevor!!

  • thanks Colin

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Another winning shot Trevor, fave

  • very much appreciated Peter

    – Trevor Kersley

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great shot of Mr Smith by that lovely waterfall.

  • thanks Gary mate

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Bramley1
    Bramley1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • thanks Bri

    – Trevor Kersley

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago

  • thank you very much for the feature Tereza

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 3 years ago

    Superb capture, puts the force into perspective seeing Steve there dosen’t it? Instant fave! S:)x

  • thanking you very much Sandi also for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot here of the waterfall and Steve…well done Trevor mate….

  • many thanks mate..looks as though you all had a great day yesterday in the lakes.

    – Trevor Kersley

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