SD8780 : Early drop on the Upper Wharfe

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

Early drop on the Upper Wharfe
Early drop on the Upper Wharfe
At this level (0.68m on the gauge at New House), the Upper Wharfe is only runnable from a put-on at Beckermonds. Shortly downstream, this is the first of many characteristic small ledge drops that punctuate the descent and account for a lot of the 12m/km gradient of the section from Beckermonds to Hubberholme. Snow was still lying quite low in Wharfedale, so the thaw had raised water levels a lot less than we had hoped for on this trip. However, this level is only rarely a bump and scrape, and provided an ideal introduction to the river for those of us who had not run this section before and might have found more epic levels a bit more intimidating !
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8780 8013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.0051N 2:11.3151W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8781 8012
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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