Falling Foss Waterfall and Tea Gardens

Falling Foss is a wonderful waterfall surrounded by woodland only about 15 minutes drive (about 7 miles) from Whitby Holiday Park Parking is available in the Sneaton Forest car park and picnic area.

The 30’ Falling Foss Waterfall is at its most spectacular after heavy rainfall, and can be found on the Falling Foss Forest Trail in Sneaton Forest.  There are several different walks available, some beginning in the car park, some from Littlebeck and some from Sleights.

Midge Hall, a gamekeeper’s cottage which was built in the 1780’s and renovated in 2008, is now open in the woods nearby as Falling Foss Tea Gardens, open from April to October.

Falling Foss Tea Garden is a perfect place to relax and unwind; it is almost like a secret garden and is certainly a charming and magical place to be. Enjoy a light lunch, a sumptuous cream tea or even an ice cream.  The food is certainly getting rave reviews, so definitely worth a visit.

Also nearby is The Hermitage, a hermit’s cave carved out of a huge boulder, reputedly by George Chubb in 1790, on top of which is two wishing chairs, carved of stone.  The idea is to sit in one and make a wish, then sit in the other for the wish to come true!

This is a splendid place to take children as the gardens are child friendly and the surrounding woods and stream hold endless fascination.  So with fabulous forest trails, no entrance fees and free parking, Falling Foss is a real hidden gem.


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