Carlin Gill / Black Force Diversion

Anyone thinking of heading up Carlin Gill over the next few weeks should be aware that there’s a prohibition in place for the scramble/walk up the Black Force Waterfall. Apparently the British Mountaineering Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have placed it off limits due to nesting birds, until 31st May.


Not easy to see the map section, but it covers the walk up beside Black Force. They recommend gaining the high ground either to the east or west of this spot. This sign is at Carlingill Bridge and another is situated further up the valley, although there don’t appear to be any at the top of the Force, which is strange as this won’t prevent people from using it as a descent route.

I used Small Gill, which was fine, if wickedly steep at the top.

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