SD8780 : Starting the Upper Wharfe

taken 8 years ago, near to Beckermonds, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Starting the Upper Wharfe
Starting the Upper Wharfe
At this level, the Upper Wharfe is not paddleable above Beckermonds, which is a convenient put-on. This photo was taken a short way downstream, as the river steepens and livens up. A lot of the recent snow was still lying in Langstrothdale, the thaw not having reached high enough yet to raise the river level very much, so this first section was still a bit of a bump and a scrape. It gets better as the river is narrowed by rocky stretches lower down (SD8879 : Awkward drop at New House on the Upper Wharfe, SD8979 : Awkward drop above Deepdale bridge on the Upper Wharfe) but gets shallow again towards the end SD9278 : The end of the run, Upper Wharfe.

In higher water (difficult to catch) both tributaries also make good runs SD8580 : Unexpected drop on Greenfield Beck, SD8680 : Ledge drops on Greenfield Beck; SD8681 : Oughtershaw Beck put-in, SD8781 : Oughtershaw Beck rapids in the woods.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8775 8016 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.0212N 2:11.3612W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8772 8022
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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