Arkle Beck: Whaw to Swale Confluence

Grade 2/3
Length 10 km
Current Level empty @0.25 today at 06:30

in North West · Yorkshire


A trib of the Swale, which runs in high water. Starts off as fast continuous grade 3 from Whaw in decent water, with few eddies. Mellows a bit in the middle, and gets shallow where the river splits into various channels. Steeps up a bit again as you approach Reeth. There's one sheep fence to be aware of and trees are always going to be an issue, particuarly towards the end.

Getting There

Putin W2°1'43" N54°26'6"
Takeout W1°55'47" N54°22'55"

If the water is high put in at the road bridge in Whaw where there's space for a couple of cars, otherwise use the road bridge above Langthwaite. In very high water it may be possible to put-in even higher up for added fast grade 3. Take out either in Reeth or in Grinton after the Swale confluence, or continue down the Swale.


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