NY8603 : Whitsundale Beck put-in at Ravenseat

taken 5 years ago, near to Ravenseat, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Whitsundale Beck put-in at Ravenseat
Whitsundale Beck put-in at Ravenseat
Being at the end of a dead-end road fairly well out of the way, the farmer at Ravenseat quite possibly finds it bizarre how many "tourist" cars get parked here in truly miserable weather, if only for a short while whilst boats are unloaded. His children certainly seemed puzzled by what we were going to do when we got to the waterfall on Whitsundale Beck. However, by the standards of obscure spate becks, Whitsundale is quite popular as it doesn't take too much rain to bring it into condition and it has the distinction of being featured in the Canoe and Kayak Guide to Northwest England. As it is also a tributary to the popular local test-piece, the Keld gorge of the Upper Swale, it is a very good warm up and alternative starting point for the latter river. This photo was taken on a day when we'd not only had plenty of rain (the Swale was at a chunky 1.2m on the Park Bridge EA gauge), but it was still falling, accompanied by a bitter wind across the moors. Great weather for ducks - and paddlers !
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 November, 2013
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Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Farm  Kayaks 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8624 0328 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.4858N 2:12.8150W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8625 0313
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