Falling Foss is about a forty minute drive from our cottages.  It is worth a visit to not only view the Foss but explore the surrounding Little Beck Woods.  A visit in Autumn is especially recommended, due to the fantastic colours in the trees.  The Foss itself is where the May Beck takes a 34 feet drop down a near vertical rock face before carrying on its way.  To make the trip worthwhile, during the summer months the old and previously abandoned gamekeepers lodge, called Midge Hall,  is a tearoom offering refreshments and snacks.  Nearby (10 mins on foot) there is a grotto/folly called “The Hermitage” hewn from a single earth fast boulder.  Falling Foss and Little Beck Woods are an ideal place to explore with your four legged friends when staying with us in our dog friendly holiday cottages. As the valley that the May Beck runs through can be quite steep in places, we recommend keeping your dog on a lead or under very close control.

This area back in the times of the Vikings was a part of the Danelaw – the land controlled by the Vikings.  The word “Foss” is derived from the Old Norse for waterfall and you see its use throughout North Yorkshire and around our holiday cottages.

For more information about walks in the area, please try the following links…

Falling Foss, Woodland Walks, Dog Friendly, North Yorkshire, Self Catering

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