History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Just opposite the falls is a small cave thought to have been inhabited by copper miners working at the nearby Pikedaw mines. The pool at the foot of the Foss was used by local sheep farmers to wash their flocks, an event with a bit of a carnival air, known as 'sheep dipping'.
The word 'foss', or its alternative, 'force', is from the old Norse for waterfall, and is often used for waterfalls in the Yorkshire area.
About Janet's Foss
Address: Gordale Lane, Malham, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England, BD23 4DA
Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
Location: Park in a layby signposted for Gordale Scar. The path to Janet's Foss is on the opposite side of the road.
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Gordale Scar - 0.5 miles (Countryside)
Malham Cove - 0.9 miles (Countryside)
Skipton Castle - 8.4 miles (Castle)
Bracewell, St Michael's Church - 9.7 miles (Historic Church)
Parcevall Hall Gardens - 9.9 miles (Garden)
Gisburn, St Mary's Church - 10.3 miles (Historic Church)
The Strid - 10.4 miles (Countryside)
Yorkshire Dales National Park - 10.7 miles (Countryside)
Nearest Accommodation to Janet's Foss:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')