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In the landscape

Buttertubs Pass

There are many high roads and passes in the Yorkshire Dales with fantastic views of the surrounding valleys and fells, but perhaps the best known is Buttertubs Pass.

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Cotter Force

One of the National Park's most accessible waterfalls with its specially graded path suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. A bench near the falls means you can rest and enjoy the delightful scenery.

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West Burton Falls

A short walk from the West Burton's pretty village green brings you to this shady spot with its small waterfall and the remains of the town mill. It is known as Cauldron Falls because of the beautiful plunge pool, and was one of the spots painted by Turner on his travels in the Dales.

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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.

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River Wharfe

Wharfedale is one of the best known, and loved, of the Dales. Starting above the village of Buckden, the River Warfe flows down to Bolton Abbey. On route it passes many beautiful stone built villages and there are a number of waterfalls - the best known being Linton Falls close to Grassington and The Strid near Bolton Abbey, where the river is forced through a narrow channel.

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River Swale

The Swale is one of the fastest rising spate rivers in England, people used to say that the Swale 'rusheth rather than runneth'. The name 'Swale' is from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Sualuae' meaning 'rapid and liable to deluge'.

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River Ure

The River Ure flows down Wensleydale which is one of our largest and most prominent valleys. Flowing past the town of Hawes, it continues past Aysgarth and then the lovely market town of Middleham.

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Cautley Spout

Unlike many of the National Park's waterfalls, this spectacular water feature can be seen from miles away. Reaching the top is quite a feat as the smooth grassy slope beside it is very steep.

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Linton Falls

Just a five minute walk downhill from Grassington car park. If there has been plenty of rain then standing on the bridge overlooking the falls thundering beneath can be quite scary!

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