Colditz Cove State Natural Area; Allardt; Rugby, TN

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1 <strong>Colditz Cove State Natural Area</strong> is located on Hwy. 52 in Fentress County. It has a lovely waterfall called Northrup Falls, sandstone cliffs, and numerous types of wildflowers.

Colditz Cove State Natural Area is located on Hwy. 52 in Fentress County. It has a lovely waterfall called Northrup Falls, sandstone cliffs, and numerous types of wildflowers.

Colditz Cove State Natural Area is located on Hwy. 52 in Fentress County. It has a lovely waterfall called Northrup Falls, sandstone cliffs, and numerous types of wildflowers. 1710
2 Colditz Cove is a small protected area of 165 acres with a loop hiking trail.

Colditz Cove is a small protected area of 165 acres with a loop hiking trail.

Colditz Cove is a small protected area of 165 acres with a loop hiking trail. 1602
3 There are many hiking opportunities in the northern Cumberland Plateau area.

There are many hiking opportunities in the northern Cumberland Plateau area.

There are many hiking opportunities in the northern Cumberland Plateau area. 1493
4 We went hiking at Colditz Cove in late February. The trail had quite a bit of ice. It is important to keep an eye out for icicles from above when they begin to thaw, they can crash down to the trail below without warning.

We went hiking at Colditz Cove in late February. The trail had quite a bit of ice. It is important to keep an eye out for icicles from above when they begin to thaw, they can crash down to the trail below without warning.

We went hiking at Colditz Cove in late February. The trail had quite a bit of ice. It is important to keep an eye out for icicles from above when they begin to thaw, they can crash down to the trail below without warning. 1449
5 The Colditz Cove trail takes you to a pretty waterfall.

The Colditz Cove trail takes you to a pretty waterfall.

The Colditz Cove trail takes you to a pretty waterfall. 1568
6 My husband,Kenny (red jacket) and our friend Charlie on the Colditz Cove trail.

My husband,Kenny (red jacket) and our friend Charlie on the Colditz Cove trail.

My husband,Kenny (red jacket) and our friend Charlie on the Colditz Cove trail. 1428
7 An unusual sandstone rock formation in the cliff at Colditz Cove.

An unusual sandstone rock formation in the cliff at Colditz Cove.

An unusual sandstone rock formation in the cliff at Colditz Cove. 1414
8 This type of rock formation is common along the sandstone cliffs along the plateau. The unusual seam formed when iron deposits hardened in the sandstone.

This type of rock formation is common along the sandstone cliffs along the plateau. The unusual seam formed when iron deposits hardened in the sandstone.

This type of rock formation is common along the sandstone cliffs along the plateau. The unusual seam formed when iron deposits hardened in the sandstone. 1691
9 This lovely Ice curtain hung above the trail near the waterfall. I wish we had been there the week before after several days of below-freezing temperatures, the icicles would have been spectacular!

This lovely Ice curtain hung above the trail near the waterfall. I wish we had been there the week before after several days of below-freezing temperatures, the icicles would have been spectacular!

This lovely Ice curtain hung above the trail near the waterfall. I wish we had been there the week before after several days of below-freezing temperatures, the icicles would have been spectacular! 1489
10 Northrup Falls drops approximately 60 feet over an overhanging sandstone ledge. The trail goes behind the waterfall into a large rockhouse. The ice from the previous week had not yet melted, so the hike was a bit slippery at times.

Northrup Falls drops approximately 60 feet over an overhanging sandstone ledge. The trail goes behind the waterfall into a large rockhouse. The ice from the previous week had not yet melted, so the hike was a bit slippery at times.

Northrup Falls drops approximately 60 feet over an overhanging sandstone ledge. The trail goes behind the waterfall into a large rockhouse. The ice from the previous week had not yet melted, so the hike was a bit slippery at times. 2034
11 Another view of Northrup Falls from the rockhouse.

Another view of Northrup Falls from the rockhouse.

Another view of Northrup Falls from the rockhouse. 1591
12 Oilwells are a common sight on the upper Cumberland Plateau.

Oilwells are a common sight on the upper Cumberland Plateau.

Oilwells are a common sight on the upper Cumberland Plateau. 1400
13 The community of Allardt is famous for its Fall Pumpkin festival. A convenience store has a plaque with records of champion pumpkins. Those would have made quite impressive Jack-O-lanterns!

The community of Allardt is famous for its Fall Pumpkin festival. A convenience store has a plaque with records of champion pumpkins. Those would have made quite impressive Jack-O-lanterns!

The community of Allardt is famous for its Fall Pumpkin festival. A convenience store has a plaque with records of champion pumpkins. Those would have made quite impressive Jack-O-lanterns! 1428
14 The landmark Pumpkin Watertower! You know you're in Allardt when you see this!

The landmark Pumpkin Watertower! You know you're in Allardt when you see this!

The landmark Pumpkin Watertower! You know you're in Allardt when you see this! 1756
15 Rugby is a unique little community located in the northernmost part of Morgan County. It was established in 1880 by Thomas Hughes as a Utopian community for the younger sons of wealthy English families who were unable to inherit land back home in Briti...

Rugby is a unique little community located in the northernmost part of Morgan County. It was established in 1880 by Thomas Hughes as a Utopian community for the younger sons of wealthy English families who were unable to inherit land back home in Briti...

Rugby is a unique little community located in the northernmost part of Morgan County. It was established in 1880 by Thomas Hughes as a Utopian community for the younger sons of wealthy English families who were unable to inherit land back home in Britian. Many cottages like this one have been restored, some are residences. 1437
16 Rugby school

Rugby school

Rugby school 1409
17 Many of the Cottages in Rugby have been converted into shops, a museum, and a restaurant. Throughout the year there are home tours, festivals, etc.

Many of the Cottages in Rugby have been converted into shops, a museum, and a restaurant. Throughout the year there are home tours, festivals, etc.

Many of the Cottages in Rugby have been converted into shops, a museum, and a restaurant. Throughout the year there are home tours, festivals, etc. 1400
18 Another Rugby Cottage

Another Rugby Cottage

Another Rugby Cottage 1417
19 Interesting detail on a cottage in Rugby

Interesting detail on a cottage in Rugby

Interesting detail on a cottage in Rugby 1324

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