Goit Stock Waterfall
This circular walk takes you to the lovely Goit Stock Waterfall near Cullingworth in West Yorkshire. The falls are something of a hidden gem, located in the secluded Goit Stock Wood on the edge of the South Pennines.
The walk starts just to the south of Harden at a parking area by Harden Lane and Mill Hill Top. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east through Goit Stock Woods. There's pretty streams and rushing falls in this delightful little grotto.
To extend the walk just follow the path south from the woods to the Hewenden Reservoir and Viaduct. The impressive structure is worth climbing as there are fine views over the area from its elevated position. The circular Harden Beck Walk starts from the nearby village and visits the falls before heading to the reservoir.
A little further on is Doe Park Reservoir so there is good scope for continuing your waterside walking in this lovely area. The reservoir is home to Doe Park Water Activities Centre where you can try a variety of water based activities.
You could also head in the other direction and continue north east along the Harden Beck into Harden village.
PostcodeBD16 1BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Goit Stock Waterfall Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Goit Stock Waterfall Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Goit Stock Waterfall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Goit Stock Waterfall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to Harden and you can enjoy some refreshments at The Malt. The main draw here is a tremendous large garden area which seats 130 people. It's a great spot to relax in on a fine summer afternoon. The building also has an interesting history, dating back to 1550. It has taken on many faces, including a court room and a prison, of which the famous cell room still exists. A new Orangery has also been added, seating 33 people. Inside there's a cosy interior with three open fires for cold winter days. They do great food and have a large car park so the inn can make for an alternative start point for the walk. You can find it on the Wilsden Road with a postcode of BD16 1BG for your sat navs.
The woods are a nice place for a dog walk and the Malt Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly with water bowls dotted inside and outside the pub.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Calder Aire Link passes through the area and offers a means of further exploring the area on a waymarked long distance trail. The route provides a link from the Bingley St Ives Estate to the Pennine Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop in Calderdale.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks and the Nidderdale Walks pages.