West Yorkshire waterfalls - FULLY BOOKED

19 October 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Scaleber Force waterfall
OS grid. ref. = SD 84070 62598
Lat. = 54.03.33N; Long. = 2.14.43W
High Hill Lane,
Settle, West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
BD24 9LB

Group Member£0.00 
RPS Member£0.00 
Non RPS Member£0.00 

This field trip is ideal for long exposures, infrared, and compositional experimentation in challenging lighting conditions.


The day will start at Scaleber Force waterfall (parking nearby). The stone path down to Scaleber Force is in recently repaired condition but is rough, very steep steps and very uneven. Extreme care is needed particularly after rain. Grippers or Icers are highly recommended.


Leave Scaleber Force and head to Catrigg Force. After parking, 20 minutes walk (1 Km) to Catrigg. Part tarmac, part gravel path. Access can be slippy following rain. Care needed.

Return to car and into Stainforth, public car park £2.50 for 2 hours. Lat. = 54.6.3N, Long. = 2.16.33W.


Walk 700 m approx. to Stainforth Force. Access is easy and mainly level. However, care is needed on the limestone pavement, with very deep drops at the edge into the Force.


Full directions will be supplied to participants nearer to the event.


Should the weather be very inclement in the days leading up to the event, creating access difficulties, the organiser will contact all the participants and may suggest postponement to a later day, or alternative venues may be arranged.


Maximum participants : 6

Meals : It is strongly recommended that you bring sandwiches and flask, in order to leave maximum time at these three beautiful falls. However, we will be driving near Settle, where food and drink can be obtained in advance from various outlets.

Clothing and equipment : Please bring warm clothing, spare trousers to change back into in case you get wet. Please bring wellingtons or walking boots, grippers or Icers.

Challenges and accessibility : A reasonable level of mobility is required. There is no wheelchair access.

Toilet facilities : The trip will be in the ‘outdoors’ with the limited toilet facilities that normally entails. There are public toilet facilities in Settle and Stainforth.

Other costs : Stainforth car park, circa £2.50 for 2 hours.

Cancellation policy

CANCELLATION BY YOU If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you. If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader in advance of any change. CANCELLATION BY US Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather, however, this is not always possible and occasionally an event may be cancelled for this or other reason beyond RPS’s control. If this occurs we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. Please note we are not be able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.

Mick Rawcliffe
Email the event organiser
07711 214701

Region: The RPS Journal, YorkshireGroup(s): Landscape