Wildswim: A popular spot on the River Ribble, with a series of pools, waterfalls and jumps.
As with any jumping into rivers, use common sense and check for depth or any other unseen hazards under the water
Kate Rew: When the country was deserting it’s rivers, places like Stainforth Force (pronounced foss) lived on as popular family picnic and swim spots. The attraction is a series of shallow sun warmed pools and falls, as the River Ribble wanders and spills over a succession of platforms and drops. There is a deep pool at the ends of the falls where people jump.
Always check the depth of water and obstructions before jumping – there may be unseen tree trunks and rocks underwater, and the depth of the water itself changes with rainfall.