This ancient country pub at tiny Hardraw near Hawes in Wenseleydale, North Yorkshire hides a wonderful secret place. Accessed through the pub, the private grounds behind reveal the majesty of Hardraw Scaur a wonderful amphitheatre, surrounded by limestone cliffs, through which runs Hardraw Beck. The amazing part of this scene is that a fantastic waterfall falls 100 feet from an overhanging ledge on the scaur. A sight to behold when in full spate. Hardraw Force is said to be the highest waterfall in the country.
Furthermore the natural wooded amphitheatre is the venue for a brass band contest each year. This contest is organised by The Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association on the second Sunday in September, which was first held in 1884 and continued until 1927. In 1976, the contest was restarted and draws brass bands from all over the North of England.
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Photo taken in High Abbotside, North Yorkshire, UK
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