Monday, 24 May 2021

Mallyan Spout Waterfall.

It was later in the day after a full days walking, that I decided to take a look at Mallyan Spout Waterfall. A slight detour off the Rail Trail, I followed the signposts. There was a lot of steps, up and down, as I followed the sound of the running water alongside West Beck. 
I met a walker coming towards me, he asked if I was going to see the waterfall. I said yes, and he said there wasn't much to see. I was already thinking do I have time for this, and was it worth the bother. He showed me a photograph that he had taken on his ipad, it was fast running water over rocks. I said it looked ok. I carried on thinking I am half way there now, might as well go and have a look. I will curse myself if I miss something because I hadn't made the effort. 
Up ahead I saw two people clambering over rocks. The woman looked like she was having some difficulty. I stopped for a minute to let them get ahead. I was almost ready to give up feeling quite tired by then. I sat down and took these photo's. 

I lost sight of them for a few seconds as they went round a corner. Then the man's head popped out he was beckoning me to keep coming. This is what I saw just around the bend. . 
The man with the ipad had stopped before he got there and turned round. He missed it. I'm glad the man up ahead waved me on. 
From there it was a matter of backtracking to the junction where I had seen a signpost back to Goathland. I was relieved when the track took me straight into the field where I was camping. Twelve miles that day, I slept well after that. 
More about the Yorkshire trip to follow. 
Toodle pip.   ilona

5 comments:

  1. You do find some lovely places.I could have sat by that waterfall all day...only thing is,it would make me want to wee,lol.I have been to something like this in Spain,but to find one here in our own country is special.The one in Spain was part of a bus trip and very touristy.Our country really does have some beautiful areas...and you seem to find them!.Thank you so much for sharing this trip with us.xx

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  2. Sounds like an adventure, lucky you :) Louise

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  3. What a wonderful spot, well worth your efforts!

    Michelle in Wellington, New Zealand

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  4. Lots of whitewater, but it looks too shallow & narrow for river running by raft or kayak!!
    Good, that will keep it as a wild river for all the ages...

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