I couldn't believe my eyes when we stepped inside because of the size of it. I highly recommend a visit to this spectacular place if you're in the area.
After spending quite a bit of time here, we carried on towards Stainforth, where we crossed the bridge to Stainforth Force.
We stopped for a coffee and a bite to eat and as we sat admiring the falls, Richard started getting excited over something he'd seen which I'd clearly missed. He'd witnessed a huge salmon leaping over the falls, so I then got up to have a look for myself. After a good few minutes we both witnessed it again, so out came the cameras in the hope of getting some photos or videos. I'd decided that the best option with my compact camera would be to video it, so Richard set his little tripod up so we could leave it filming. We came to the conclusion that there were only a couple of salmon in there as there were a good 10 minutes between each leap. It's also a few weeks too early yet because I've heard that the best time to see them is the end of October, so I think I'll be planning another trip up here in another month or so.
After spending about 45 minutes here, we carried on along the path where we followed the River Ribble down towards a large wier.
Moving on from the wier we passed through the grounds of a paper mill where we got some strange looks from a couple of forklift truck drivers. They mustn't be used to seeing people walk through there very often. Eventually, we made it back to the main road where we saw a large mill shop which sold outdoor gear as well as other goodies, so we decided to go in and have a look around. This was a nice little amble and the highlight of the day was definitely the Hoffman Kiln.