GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harmby Waterfall Walk

1 miles (1 km)

This short walk explores the pretty waterfall at Harmby in the Lower Wensleydale area of the Yorkshire Dales. This hidden gem is located just off the A road east of Leyburn. It's a very peaceful spot which is particularly impressive after heavy rain. It's located just opposite the Pheasant Inn with a path leading down to the falls. There's another well maintained footpath to follow a short distance with the falls surrounded by attractive foliage. Afterwards you can enjoy a little stroll around the village where there's nice old stone cottages and a delightful little stream running through the centre. You could also head out into the countryside on some of the public paths branching off from the village.


DL8 5PZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Harmby Waterfall Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harmby Waterfall Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Pheasant Inn, opposite the falls, is a nice place for some refreshments after your stroll. It's a friendly, cosy pub with a real fire and good selection of ales. The landlord also runs a good campsite behing the pub, if you need to stay over.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you'd like to extend the walk then you could pick up a public footpath to the south of the falls and follow it towards Spennithorne. Head west and you can follow nice riverside paths along the River Ure around Leyburn and Wensley. Around here there's the fabulous limestone escarpment at Leyburn Shawl which provides fine views over Wensleydale. Just to the south there's a nice circular walk to follow around Middleham as well.
Just to the east is the noteworthy village of Constable Burton where you can enjoy lovely trails around Constable Burton Hall. The grade-I-listed Georgian mansionincludes some beautiful grounds with peaceful woodland, pretty becks and delightful gardens to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.


Harmby waterfall - - 1435808

Harmby waterfall

Hidden waterfall at Harmby - - 439795

Hidden waterfall at Harmby. Tucked away in a little gill behind a house garden is this waterfall which is just downstream from the A684 bridge.


Harmby Village Street

The Pheasant Inn, Harmby - - 151218

The Pheasant Inn, Harmby The A684 to Leyburn goes between the pub and the house, the road into Harmby village off to the left of the photo

Stream in Harmby - - 1435806

Stream in Harmby

Bridge over Harmby Beck - - 1375644

Bridge over Harmby Beck


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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