Hiking Harden Beck to the Wonderful Goit Stock Waterfall
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What better way to spend the first day of Spring than a walk in nature searching for the mysterious Harden Grange Folly, the beautiful Goit Stock Waterfall, and the huge Hewenden Viaduct??

Harden Grange Folly

Less than 1 hour from Leeds is the village of Harden, and that’s where my walk begins. Heading into the woods I’m in search of Harden Grange Folly first, and it’s pretty easy to find! I was expecting a bit of a hunt, but it’s right on the main footpath through the middle of the woods! It’s a cool place though… the 18th century ruins look like a mini castle, and the archways frame the surrounding woodland great!

Goit Stock Waterfall

Next is Goit Stock waterfall… crossing the road and taking the footpath into Goit Stock woods, I follow Harden Beck all the way upstream. Parts of the beck are like little rapids, and it doesnt take long to reach the waterfall.

I hear it before I see it… but peering through the bare trees I spot it, and as I get closer, it’s really beautiful! I climb onto the rocks in the beck to get some good up close photos and almost take a swim as I slip on one!

Hewenden Viaduct

My last stop is Hewenden Viaduct… a disused railway line which is one of the highest viaducts in England. After crossing some farmers fields passing horses, sheep, cows, and even some alpacas on the way, (none are feeing photogenic though!), I reach the viaduct… and it’s huge!

Unlike the folly and the waterfall there’s nobody else here, and being out in the open and not in the woods, I decide it’s a perfect opportunity to practice my drone flying skills… check out our reel and YouTube channel to see what you think!

With all 3 sights ticked off I head back and end the walk with a pint of Yorkshire Blonde in The Malt Pub… what a lucky coincidence that there’s a pub right at the end of my route! 😄

Download my route as a GPX map:

Download file: Goit Stock and Hewenden Reservoir.gpx

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