GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goit Stock Waterfall

1 miles (2 km)

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.


BD16 1BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.


Waterfall, Harden Beck - - 387252

Waterfall, Harden Beck The waterfall has a drop of about 20 feet and lies in a beautiful wooded valley walk from Hewenden to Harden. The beck runs fromHewenden Reservoir to theRiver AireinBingley,West Yorkshire.

Goit Stock Falls (26372018954)

Goit Stock Falls

Goit Stock Mill Chimney (26975597175)

Goit Stock Mill Chimney

Goit Stock Cottages (26961733656)

Goit Stock Cottages

The Malt, near Harden - - 4189285

The Malt, near Harden

Confluence - - 3334428

Confluence of the Cow House Beck and the Harden Beck.

Hallas Bridge - - 4854872

Hallas Bridge

Hallas Bridge Mill - - 359012

Hallas Bridge Mill. The mill (possibly a former wool spinning mill) off Hallas Lane at Hallas Bridge near Cullingworth, which has now been converted for residential use.


GPS Files

GPX File

Goit Stock Waterfall.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Goit Stock Waterfall.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)