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River Wharfe

Wharfedale is one of the best known, and loved, of the Dales. Starting above the village of Buckden, the River Wharfe flows down to Bolton Abbey. On route it passes many beautiful stone built villages and there are a number of waterfalls - the best known being Linton Falls close to Grassington and The Strid near Bolton Abbey, where the river is forced through a narrow channel.


River Swale

The Swale is one of the fastest rising spate rivers in England, people used to say that the Swale 'rusheth rather than runneth'. The name 'Swale' is from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Sualuae' meaning 'rapid and liable to deluge'.


River Ure

The River Ure flows down Wensleydale which is one of our largest and most prominent valleys. Flowing past the town of Hawes, it continues past Aysgarth and then the lovely market town of Middleham.


The Strid

The Strid is a famous spot on the River Wharfe close to Bolton Abbey where the river is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks.