Tim writes (21/04/2020): I went through a phase of hunting out waterfalls in the Forest of Bowland around 2014-15 I spotted this Slaidburn Waterfall on the map. Looking back at the photographs, I still hadn’t quite got a grasp of long exposure photography, but learning was all part of the fun.
I vaguely remember this being a very short and easy walk on a cold March day; quite different to the weather we’ve had so far this year, when we’re not allowed to go outside.
The walk up to the Slaidburn Waterfall starts off in Slaidburn itself. There’s a lovely Weir in Slaidburn, where the water flows down from Croasdale Brook, just before it meets the River Hodder.
After following the brook upstream through some nice woods, you reach an area marked on the map as ‘Tenter Hill’ and soon join Croasdale Brook after a little diversion at the drystone wall just before Myttons Farm.
The route then takes you through Myttons and back to the main road, which you follow back into Slaidburn.
I think this would be a lovely walk to do on a warm summer evening. You could park at Hark to Bounty, with their permission (or nearby if the car park is full), and spend an hour having a stroll around before finishing up at the pub for some food and drinks.
Looking back at these pictures and seeing how bad they are is a lot of fun, and is also making me itch to go out and do it all again. They just don’t do the walk any justice so I will be sure to redo this Slaidburn Waterfalls walk as soon as we can get back out again!