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Wiske Valley, Ingleby Arncliffe, Coast to Coast

Wiske Valley, Ingleby Arncliffe, Coast to Coast

The Wiske Valley is born where the Carr Beck, which springs from the foot of Scarth Wood Moor, and the Stony Lane Beck, converge south of Ingleby Arncliffe slightly west of the A172. For the most part the river falls below the level of the surrounding arable land and is attractively populated with large leafy trees. The river does not grow to any significant size at any time during its journey to the River Swale, which it joins at Wiske Mouth, south of Kirby Wiske.

Many of the towns and places it passes through bear the name Wiske, e.g. (in order from its source):

Wiske Bank Plantation
Wiske Railway Bridge
Appleton Wiske
Wiske Farm
Wiske Plantation
Danby Wiske
Low Wiske Moor
Newby Wiske
Kirby Wiske

Wiske means water meadow, and as this river runs through a large swathe of the Vale of Mowbray, through mostly flat meadows, this would explain why so many places are named after it. During wet weather the river often overflows onto the surrounding fields, leaving behind a lot of nutrient rich silt.
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Ingleby Arncliffe
River Wiske
Sydal Lodge
Wiske Valley

Approaching the Wiske Valley from Sydal Lodge

Approaching the Wiske Valley

Wiske Valley at Sydal Lodge near Ingleby Arncliffe

Wiske Valley
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