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Janet's Foss | Waterfall in Yorkshire, England

Updated: Jan 2

Janet's Foss is a beautiful little waterfall which visitors can enjoy swimming in the clear turquoise water and admire the cute fairy caves. Janet's Foss is a great place to visit especially for those who are visiting the nearby Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.

Image of Janet's Foss Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @dhxmcr via Instagram.

Janet's Foss is a great place for a bit of wild swimming if you're into that, especially if its a quiet day (although there is plenty of space to go around!). It can get slightly busy when the sun comes out to play, so if you're wanting to visit definitely get there early.

Stunning location, good for a hike or a shower in the waterfall if you're tall enough (over 5"7 I'd say) or can swim well enough. Crystal clear water, amazing views. Fairly cold water though. – Google Review

Why not make a day of it and visit other gems such as Malham Cove (where they filmed Harry Potter) as well as Gordale Scar? From Janet's Foss, continue on the footpath straight ahead and this will take you to Gordale Scar. Alternatively, take a left turn past the food truck which will take you towards Malham Cove.


Things to know before visiting Janet's Foss

  • Visitors can enjoy wild swimming when they visit Janet's Foss, however we strongly recommend not diving in.

  • Janet's Foss is dog friendly.

  • Unfortunately the trail is not suitable for buggies etc, however the walk is suitable for children.

  • There is a pay and display car park nearby, and it is around a 10 minute walk to Janet's Foss.


Image of Janet's Foss Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @scouseadventurer via Instagram.

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