River Swale - Swaledale - Coast to Coast
River Swale and Swaledale
On the northern side of Birk Dale the oozing mud, mires and gullies that have soaked up the rain that falls with perpetual consistency, are drained by the Mould Gill, the Crooked Sike and the Coldbergh Gill into Birkdale Beck. On the opposite side of Birk Dale the Ulldale Beck likewise drains into the Birkdale Beck. Where the Great Sleddale Beck joins the Birkdale Beck at Jenny Hill, a new river is created, the River Swale, and the long valley along which it runs is known as Swaledale.
For most of its length the River Swale is followed closely by the Coast to Coast walk, moving slowly away from it, beyond Richmond, at Ellerton-on-Swale. It eventually drains into the River Ure, another well loved Yorkshire Dales river. The Ure, in turn, joins the River Ouse to drain into the River Humber and from thence into the North Sea at Hull.
A Gulley drained by Crooked Sike
Confluence of River Swale and Whitesundale Beck
River Swale by Muker
River Swale below Applegarth
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.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- 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.