Janet’s Foss Waterfalls, Craven, Yorkshire, UK | An enchanted and tranquil place (3 of 10)
Janet’s Foss Waterfalls, Craven, Yorkshire, UK
Although my main interest is in gardens, the waterfalls in this set of photos represent nature’s garden at its best. Mosses, ferns and lichens all grow in profusion in the ideal micro-climate of the permanently damp surroundings near the falls.
Details: Janet’s Foss waterfalls, near Malham Tarn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, UK are said to be named after the fairy queen Jennet of local legend that inhabited the falls. It’s easy to see why the legend grew up as the waterfalls are an enchanted place; a green oasis with a settled, calming and peaceful atmosphere that pervades the falls and surrounding area.
The tranquil waterfalls are set amongst a profusion of different shades of green from the overhanging foliage. As a gardener I love its tranquil, moist ambience. Janet’s Foss is certainly a place to sit, meditate and ‘just be’.
Location: Janet’s Foss magical waterfalls are on Gordale Beck (start of river Aire), quite near Gordale Scar, which is a popular and dramatic landscape feature in the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, UK. They can easily be reached by road or by walking along a wooded valley from nearby Malham Village (Nearest Postcode BD23 4DL)
UK OSGB Map Reference: SD911633
Latitude: 54.065833N Longitude: 2.136389W
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