Becksploration Waterfall Hunt

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Becksploration Waterfall Hunt

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On a little run beck I did today I came across this fall I never knew was there.
Its a monster with a steep 3m slide leading to this 5m vertical drop.

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There are two other (3m drop and a 2m drop) nice falls on this run but its this one which I'm sure awaits descent, as the plunge pool is hard to judge at the levels today.

So any body any ideas whezzit or fancy it?

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Is it in Cumbria? It looks Yorkshireish with the ale coloured water. Nice find

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Is it the Dee, at Ibbeth Peril Fall?

If it is, the cave (also called Ibbeth Peril) entrance is currently underwater at the extreme left of your photo.

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Its not the Dee, I was there today, its a cracking section down to the IP Falls, like the upper Wharfe but smaller.

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Did you really take that photo today? There seem to be a lot of leaves on the trees for December?????????????

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Jonny, I am sure you showed me this one the last time we were out. At West Burton on Walden Beck?

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No it isn't, West Burton is wider, I am really stumped on this

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It looks suspciously like Janets Foss near Malham

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Its not Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar is yet to have a descent.

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No. to all so far.
It is Cumbria
Not my picture and not taken at the weekend. Forgot my camera and this is only one I could find ont net.
Not sure if its a good find as the landing looks quite scary. Although more feasable than many unrun falls.
It does actually already get a mention in a guide book !! but a bit unclear if its been run. I think not yet.

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Gelt area by any chance. Just going on the water colour and rock formations.
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I fancy it but would want to see it in low water first.

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I know you said it's in Cumbria but it looks like Thomason foss in the North York Moors.
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Not the Gelt. No big falls on that.

Another amazing fact is it is only 200m from a town center !!!

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Is there a path up to it? I think I might have walked up there as a kid.

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Howes Beck / Bampton?
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Not Bampton Banzer
Yep there is a path from the town up the left bank. A steep path leads down to a large ledge which leads behind the fall.
"A brief inspection will probably be enough to stimulate any latent instincts of self preservation that might be present in the most reckless of wild water paddlers.
The weir consists of a 2m steeply sloping drop onto some rock slabs. You then have just enough time to take a deep breath before being squirted over *** **** , a 5.5m vertical drop into a rather suspect plunge pool which although having a depth of nearly 2m in the centre shallows rapidly beneath the fall.
Careful inspection of the plunge pool is therefore essential if you dont want a bent boat or a broken spine."
and all the details already in a guide!!!

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Is it the nent?
if so it was paddled by someone with far less sense of self preservation than I, back in the days of spud bashing. A reasonable run, a simple fall further up the river then this just before the town. It was a huge level when it was paddled and a great weekend of rookhope burn, ashgill beck, the nent, followed by the greta the following day.
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I thought the Nent when I first saw it, but assumed that it wasn't actually in Cumbria? Guess the border is somewhere near there. I've read that description, Nick Doll's book? If anyone wants to write a guide for this site, its one of the "missing."

Edit: Oh yes, its definately the Nent after I googled the image!
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callwild wrote:Not Bampton Banzer
Yep there is a path from the town up the left bank. A steep path leads down to a large ledge which leads behind the fall.
Yep thats it, always wondered where that was although I remember it being MASSIVE probably because I was only 4ft tall...

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is it in west Yorkshire between one village beginning with C and another beginning with H?

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just read through the post, its not what im thinking of, my secrets safe for now!

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thustler wrote:is it in west Yorkshire between one village beginning with C and another beginning with H?
I think I may have an idea of what your secret is.

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:-O Give us a heads up if you run it, I know it will go and i've seen it with enough water in just couldn't get my boat there!

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Come on people share the beta for poor ol' Banzer sitting here in Aus, I'm not going to pinch your waterfalls from you! ;-P

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BEEM wrote:Is it the nent?
if so it was paddled by someone with far less sense of self preservation than I, back in the days of spud bashing. A reasonable run, a simple fall further up the river then this just before the town. It was a huge level when it was paddled and a great weekend of rookhope burn, ashgill beck, the nent, followed by the greta the following day.
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Yep The Nent.
There are a couple of nice falls above this big one. Good to hear its definitely been run as its never clear from Nick Dolls descriptions.

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callwild wrote:Yep The Nent.
There are a couple of nice falls above this big one. Good to hear its definitely been run as its never clear from Nick Dolls descriptions.
So not satisfied with nicking the Swale, is the new addition of your "Lake District" guidebook continuing its assault on the eastern front and stealing Tyne tribs as well now Stu?! ;-)
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Little bit late to the party i feel, but for future peoples reference its a nice drop! landing looked a little shallow so i would advise not missing the boof but i havent seen it in low water to know for sure. If it was 6 inches- a foot higher theres a large undercut/cave on the left on the landing that may come into play. Better get on than the rocks for the south tyne though! Check it out!

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Nice line! Looks quite Swale-esque.

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Pity the south Tyne was too gnarly for you that day.

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