Photographer's Note

I have recently watched a low budget TV movie "Chasing Waterfalls". It was certainly not the best movie I have ever seen. However, the plot could be interesting to any TrekEarth member. A young and beautiful lady who is an aspiring photographer/journalist takes a challenging job of photographing little known (or preferably unknown) waterfalls somewhere in the North West USA. She meets a handsome tour guide who takes her to waterfalls known only to him. They fall in love but the coordinates of the secret waterfall locations are accidentally (or not) published by her magazine. Will their love survive this dramatic challenge? The movie started in Seattle so I presume the main action must have happened either in Washington State or Oregon, which have amazing rain forests indeed. The movie was a bit silly, the lady didn't even know how to hold the camera, it looked as if she was a bit afraid of it. And certainly she never heard about a tripod which indicates that she could not have been a professional photographer seriously thinking about photographing waterfalls. Nevertheless, this plot attracted my attention and I enjoyed it.

Similarly to North West USA, also North East England offers amazing opportunities for those who want to photograph waterfalls. Last weekend we made a great, although long and exhausting, hike with friends along the Swaledale in Yorkshire Dales National Park from Muker to Keld and back. There are several waterfalls to see there. I managed to photograph only three this time, which I intend to share with you. You may also remember several other waterfall photos which I was posting last year in slightly different areas.

In this photo you can see the East Gill Force. As you can read in the wikipedia fragment below: The falls in this area are called "forces" after the Norse word foss, meaning waterfall.
I share with you the coordinates of these secret spots below.

From Wikipedia (
East Gill Force is a waterfall in Swaledale, 330 yards (300 m) east of the hamlet of Keld, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The falls are located on East Gill, just before its confluence with the River Swale at the point where the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Walk intersect. The falls are a popular spot for visitors, not just long-distance walkers but also families and picnickers because of the proximity of the road. East Gill Force has two main torrents: the upper falls have an impressive 15 feet (4.5 m) drop whilst the lower section is a series of stepped cascades that fall 9.8 feet (3 m) as East Gill enters the River Swale.
East Gill Force is one of four waterfalls in the Keld area, the others being Kisdon Force, Catrake Force and Wain Wath Force that occur where the river cuts a gorge through the carboniferous limestone between the hills of Kisdon and Rogan's Seat. The falls in this area are called "forces" after the Norse word foss, meaning waterfall.

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