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Janet's Foss

The magical woodland setting of this National Trust-owned waterfall means it's no surprise that 'Janet' was actually the queen of the fairies and supposedly lived in a little cave behind the waterfall.

The lime-rich water has deposited a screen of spongy moss-covered tufa underneath the waterfall which adds to the pretty effect of the scene. The surrounding woodland is alive with bird song and the spring carpets of bluebells and wood garlic are a delight.

The waterfall is best visited by following the 'Malham Landscape Trail', buy the leaflet at Malham National Park Centre

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