A wander through Kildale Forest.
Frantically researching places to go and waterfalls to see whilst I had the itchiest feet to go and explore, I came across a blog post about waterfalls in the North York Moors. Now, I had heard of Falling Foss, Mallyan Spout and Hob Hole, but had never come across old Meggison in Kildale. Intrigued, I headed out in my trusty car that has taken me on many adventures across the country.
It wasn't the best weather, and the weather woman threatened rain as I munched down my toast and butter. Determined to not let the weather get the better of another day of itchy feet, it was a success! I arrived in the middle of nowhere, with not a soul in sight. There was only one small camper van parked up next to me, but other than that... nothing. I hopped over the stile and headed on into the woodland. It wasn't long into the walk until I came across the waterfall, and clambered down the bank to get my boots wet and set up my camera. It had been raining during the week, so it was a little slippy, but thankfully no muddy bum or grazed knees.
As with a lot of the places I visit away from the top touristy hotspots, I shared this wander through the dense woodlands with a couple of dog walkers and a family. Further along from the waterfall I noticed an enticing wooden walk way along the River Esk. To my delight, I came across a lovely wooden bridge that acted well as a worthy subject for one of my photographs of that day.
I do love an adventure where I have that location basically to myself!
- MM x