Oven Mouth, Whitsun Dale, Coast to Coast

How Edge Scars

Oven Mouth is a precipitous abyss on the eastern valley side of Whitsun Dale, part of How Edge Scars. The Scars are steep cliffs that rise from each side of Whitsundale Beck three quarters of a mile south of Ravenseat. Oven Mouth is at the southern end of the Scars where the Foul Sike runs into the beck. At the precise opposite point where Foul Sike enters the beck, the Reynoldson Sike also flows into Whitsundale Beck.

The Coast to Coast walk follows the path on the eastern side of Whitsun Dale at the top of How Edge Scars and Oven Mouth. At How Edge Scars the valley sides are squeezed together between steep cliffs to form a small ravine. Leaving the ravine the beck flows into a low area and loops sharply into the valley side at Oven Mouth, and then continues for half a mile to empty into the River Swale.
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Oven Mouth

Reynoldson Sike can be seen flowing into the Whitsundale Beck at the top of its ess bend

Looking along How Edge Scars towards Oven Mouth

How Edge Scars

Looking towards Swaledale from Oven Mouth

Oven Mouth - view to Swaledale
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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.
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