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Middle Black Clough Waterfall | Hidden Waterfall in Peak District, England

Updated: Mar 6

An amazing place to visit in the Peak District with one of the best hidden waterfalls to see! You have to do a little exploring to find it; follow the river upstream and you'll eventually hear it before you see it. If there's been heavy rainfall the night before, you may even be lucky enough to have a quick dip!


Image of Middle Black Clough Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @beardexplores via Instagram.

Middle Black Clough Waterfall really is something out of a fairy tale! The main waterfall however which you see in the photos requires a bit of scrambling down as it is very steep and quite dangerous so please take extra care. It's definitely worth the scramble once you get to the bottom as you can see!

Absolutely stunning location! Loved the adventure up to the waterfall. Its quite off the beaten path... But really worth it. You feel like a kid again adventuring! Don't be shy... get in the waterfall! Feels fantastic! – Google Review

We explored Middle Black Clough Waterfall on a raindy day so the river was very high and flowing fast (which is perfect weather for viewing waterfalls!).


We recommend appropriate footwear if you want to cross the river in some parts due to there not being many bridges. You also have to go to the top for some of the most amazing views!


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Middle Black Clough Waterfall


1) Where is Middle Black Clough Waterfall located?

Middle Black Clough Waterfall is located in the Peak District National Park, near the village of Glossop in Derbyshire, England.


2) What makes Middle Black Clough Waterfall a hidden gem?

Middle Black Clough Waterfall is considered a hidden gem due to its remote location, pristine natural beauty, and the picturesque cascade of water as it descends down the rugged cliffs, offering visitors a peaceful and enchanting experience amidst the wilderness of the Peak District.


3) How do I get to Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

Visitors can access Middle Black Clough Waterfall by foot from the nearby village of Glossop. There are footpaths leading from Glossop into the surrounding countryside, including the Pennine Way and the Longdendale Trail, which pass near Middle Black Clough. The waterfall can be reached by following these footpaths and then taking a short detour off-trail to reach the waterfall.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

There is no entrance fee to visit Middle Black Clough Waterfall, as it is located in a public-access area within the Peak District National Park.


5) What can I expect to see at Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

At Middle Black Clough Waterfall, visitors can admire the beauty of the cascading water as it flows over the rocky cliffs into the pool below. The surrounding landscape offers opportunities for scenic walks, photography, and wildlife spotting.


6) Are guided tours available for Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

While there may not be formal guided tours, visitors can explore the area around Middle Black Clough Waterfall on their own, following marked trails and enjoying the natural beauty of the Peak District.


7) Is Middle Black Clough Waterfall suitable for families and children?

Middle Black Clough Waterfall can be suitable for families and children, but caution is advised, especially near the waterfall where the terrain may be steep and uneven. Parents should supervise children closely during the visit.


8) Are dogs allowed at Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the Peak District National Park, including the area around Middle Black Clough Waterfall, but owners must keep them on a leash and clean up after them to preserve the cleanliness and safety of the area.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

The nearby village of Glossop may offer amenities such as parking, accommodations, restrooms, and dining options for visitors. It is advisable to come prepared with any necessary supplies.


10) What is the best time to visit Middle Black Clough Waterfall?

Middle Black Clough Waterfall can be visited all year-round, each season offering its own unique beauty. However, the waterfall may be most impressive after heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its peak. Visitors may also enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside during the spring and summer months when the landscape is lush and green.



Image of Middle Black Clough Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @anorak_87.19 via Instagram.

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