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Howk waterfall, Caldbeck
site name:-   Whelpo Beck
locality:-   Howk
civil parish:-   Caldbeck (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   waterfall
coordinates:-   NY31843977 (about) 
1Km square:-   NY3139
10Km square:-   NY33
references:-   Ford 1839

BOS87.jpg  Lower part of the fall.
(taken 1.3.2008)  
BOS88.jpg  Lower part of the fall.
(taken 1.3.2008)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Howk, The
item:-  height, Howk waterfall
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 96:-  "[Hesket New Market] ... On the stream which pours down from High Pike through this village, is that striking curiosity,"
"Which is a deep waterfall in the bed of the river, over which is a natural bridge of limestone rock. Under this bridge the stream rushes with great impetuosity, and dashing along over rugged rocks, it empties itself into a basin boiling in whirling eddies, covered with foam. The intertwining branches of oak, ash, and hazel, intercepting the sun's rays, throw a dense gloom over the recess even at noon-day; whilst the long dark weeds and matted grass hang over the wave-worn rock in rich festoons, interlaced with bright green ferns. ..."
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Page 97:-  "... The finest approach to this interesting scene is, by permission, up the north side of the ravine, which is feathered with wood. The bridges over this water further down, the church, and the rectory, form some good pictures."
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Page 179:-  "WATERFALLS."
No. Name and Situation of Fall. Height.
14 Howk, Caldbeck 50 feet

BOS82.jpg  Looking down from Fairy Bridge.
(taken 1.3.2008)  
BOS86.jpg  The gorge.
(taken 1.3.2008)  

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