SE0656 : The Strid, River Wharfe, taken in 1923

taken 95 years ago, near to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Strid, River Wharfe, taken in 1923
The Strid, River Wharfe, taken in 1923
The spectacular Strid is where the broad River Wharfe suddenly becomes very narrow and the water rushes with great force. The Strid gets its name from the fact that it is said to be a Stride wide, but there is danger here. It is wider than it looks and the rocks are usually very slippy.

The Strid was formed by the wearing away of softer rock by the circular motion of small stones in hollows, forming a series of potholes which in time linked together to form a deep, water filled chasm.

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Christine Matthews   (find more nearby)
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1923   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 January, 2008
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Waterfalls   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 065 562 [100m precision]
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