Thursday, 9 May 2013

5/5/13 - Hardraw Force Abseiling

Today, with the weather gods still messing with me, we had decided that some abseiling in a very atmospheric location would fit the bill quite nicely.  The location chosen was Hardraw water fall in the Yorkshire Dales.  The water fall itself boasts to be the highest unbroken water fall in England at a height of 100ft and was even used as a setting for the 1991 film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves' starring Kevin Costner.  Access to the waterfall is through the Green Dragon pub in the town of Hardraw,  Admission costs £2.00 and this goes towards maintaining the footpaths and apparently also the water fall ...yeah. A great days abseiling was had by all, enjoying both the exposure and the beautiful surroundings of this wonderful place.  Todays abseiling was a great cap to an excellent trip which was as enjoyable as it was productive, and even on the long drive home England's outstanding natural beauty had on last treat in store for me

John, Jonny and Donna in front of Hardraw Force waterfall

Smiles as John heads off down 

Donna (who's scared of heights!) not only remains calm but might even be enjoying it!

Jonny (just too cool to hold the dead rope) heads down

view from the flank of Hardraw

The most beautiful view in the whole of England

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