Questions and answers

Where does River Wharfe start and end?

Where does River Wharfe start and end?

River Ouse
River Wharfe/Mouths

The river source is at Beckermonds in Langstrothdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and flows through Kettlewell, Grassington, Bolton Abbey, Addingham, Ilkley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Otley, Wetherby and Tadcaster. It then flows into the River Ouse near Cawood.

Can you swim in the River Wharfe?

The River Wharfe is one of the best wild swimming rivers in the Dales, but in tiny Appletreewick you can escape the crowds. There’s an idyllic rocky pool in the river with a small island and bay, plus rapids upstream and a large shingle beach on the far bank downstream.

Has anyone survived the Strid?

Known as the Bolton Strid, the waters here as so treacherous that should someone slip into the river, it’s unlikely they’ll ever reemerge. Indeed, according to local legend, 100 percent of the people who have fallen into the Bolton Strid have died — and many of their bodies have never been recovered.

What river runs through Otley?

River Wharfe
Otley is a market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe, in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the population was 13,668 at the 2011 census.

Who has died in the Strid?

In 1998, honeymooning couple Barry and Lynne Collett, 29 and 25, were found dead in the river, although there were no witnesses who could explain why they had entered the Strid. On the day they had been walking in the area, the depth had risen by around 5ft in less than a minute due to heavy overnight rain.

Is it safe to swim in Ilkley river?

There was a significant increase in concentration to ca. 2000 cfu/ml between Addingham and Ilkley. This means that when it is raining and for as long afterwards as the sewage overflow at Adddingham is ‘spilling’, and the river is in high flow it is not safe to swim in the river between Addingham and Ilkley.

How cold is the River Wharfe?

In August, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 16°C, that’s 61° Fahrenheit. Our index indicates for swimming this is considered cool and for most would feel bracing to say the least. The more hardy among us may enjoy a quick dip.

What is the deadliest river in England?

‘The Strid’ Break down ‘Britain’s most dangerous river’ into its basic form then look no further than the Bolton Strid, a section of the river Wharfe located a stone’s throw from Bolton Abby in the southern aspect of the Yorkshire Moors.

Is Ilkley river clean?

‘Poorly maintained’ Becky Malby from the Ilkley Clean River Group said: “The EA has told us that there is little point testing downstream as the river is polluted. “When it rains in Ilkley, raw sewage is discharged into the river, even at 8mm of rain, which is drizzle where we live.

Is the River Wharfe polluted?

Ilkley’s idyllic bathing spot ranked as the most polluted in the country as dangerous levels of faecal presence are found. NEW data has revealed the River Wharfe in Ilkley – where thousands of people swim every year – is the most polluted bathing spot in the country.

Where is the River Wharfe in North Yorkshire?

The river turns north to Wetherby then south again to reach the brewery town of Tadcaster, before eventually flowing into the River Ouse. Follow our plotted walking route along the River Wharfe and Bolton Priory in North Yorkshire on this moderate six-mile walk.

Which is the narrowest part of the River Wharfe?

The Bolton Strid is a narrow section of the River Wharfe in Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, England. It is a picturesque stretch that appears modest and calm. This section of the river is so narrow that visitors can jump from one bank to the other.

Which is the best place to walk the River Wharfe?

Enjoy sights ranging from the dramatic ruins of a 12th-century priory to the grandiose arch of an old stone bridge. The River Wharfe is a waterway of great contrasts and beauty, rising high up in the hills that separate Dentdale from Wharfedale as a busy little steam, burbling over a series of flat limestone ledges.

What was the population of Wharfe in 1901?

Of the three working farms, both Wharfe House Farm (94 acres) and Fleet House Farm ceased farming operations in 1967, and Low House Farm (147 acres plus 24 acres (97,000 m 2) added since 1967) ceased operations in 2000. The 1901 census shows that there were 8 dwellings, 7 occupied. There was a population of 37 (21 adults and 16 children).