River Wiske, Danby Wiske, Coast to Coast
The river begins at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors near Ingleby Arncliffe, where the Stoney Lane Beck meets Carr Beck, converging, to receive river status and to be re-named as the River Wiske. Many of the villages through which the river flows are named after the river, e.g. Danby Wiske, Kirby Wiske and Newby Wiske.
Meaning of Wiske
Amongst the wildlife inhabiting the banks of the River Wiske are the less commonly seen water voles and otters, pipistrelle and long eared bats, kingfishers, reed buntings and lapwings.
River Wiske, Danby Wiske
Although only modest in depth during normal weather, the River Wiske runs a considerable distance through a flat area serving the important need of rain water drainage. In addition it serves an important function as a corridor for wildlife in a dense farming area.
River Wiske at Danby Wiske
Wiske Bridge built in 18th Century by John Carr
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
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Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
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- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.