River Skirfare

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River Skirfare
RiverSkirfare.jpg
River Skirfare by Frank Glover
Origin

Confluence of Foxup Beck and Cosh Beck

54°11′11″N 2°11′49″W / 54.186503°N 2.197014°W / 54.186503; -2.197014
Mouth

River Wharfe

54°07′09″N 2°02′10″W / 54.119264°N 2.035975°W / 54.119264; -2.035975
Basin countries England
Length 9.47 miles (15.24 km)
Source elevation 313m
Mouth elevation 194m
River Skirfare
Foxup Beck/Cosh Beck
Foxup Bridge
Halton Gill Bridge
Halton Gill Beck
Newshot Gill
Unnamed bridge to Nether Hesleden
Hesleden Gill
Fording point
New Bridge on farm track
Footbridge near Litton
Potts Beck
Fosse Beck
Fording point south of Litton
Cowside Beck
Arncliffe Bridge
Cote Gill
Footbridge north of Hawkswick
Hawkswick Bridge
Sleets Gill Beck
Moss Beck
Skirfare Bridge on B6160
River Wharfe

River Skirfare is a small river in North Yorkshire, England, that flows through Littondale and ends where it joins the larger River Wharfe. The source is the confluence of Foxup Beck and Cosh Beck at the hamlet of Foxup.

Course[edit]

The source of the river is the confluence of Foxup Beck and Cosh Beck at the hamlet of Foxup. To the east bank lays Hawkswick Moor and on the west bank lays Darnbrook Fell, Hawkswick Clowder and Pen-y-ghent Fell. The river meanders consistently south-east for approximately 9.47 miles (15.24 km) to the confluence with the River Wharfe.

Natural history[edit]

Main article: River Wharfe

The flora and fauna found along the river are similar to that found along the nearby River Wharfe.

Economy[edit]

Main article: River Wharfe

The economy of the area around the river are similar to that found along the nearby River Wharfe.

Lists[edit]

Tributaries[edit]

From the source of the river:

  • Halton Gill Beck
  • Newshot Gill
  • Hesleden Beck
  • Potts Beck
  • Fosse Beck
  • Cowside Beck
  • Cote Gill
  • Sleets Gill Beck
  • Moss Beck

Settlements[edit]

From the source of the river:

Crossings[edit]

From the source of the river:

  • Foxup Bridge
  • Halton Gill Bridge
  • Unnamed bridge to Nether Hesleden
  • Fording point
  • New Bridge on farm track
  • Footbridge near Litton
  • Fording point south of Litton
  • Arncliffe Bridge
  • Footbridge north of Hawkswick
  • Hawkswick Bridge
  • Skirfare Bridge on B6160

Gallery[edit]

Along the River Skirfare
River Skirfare passing through Halton Gill 
Litton walking sign on Halton Gill Bridge 
Ford, River Skirfare near Litton 
River erosion near Arncliffe, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales 
Footbridge on Old Gang Lane, Hawkswick 
Skirfare Bridge near confluence with River Wharfe 

Sources[edit]

  • OS Landranger Map Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale Sheet 98
  • OS Explorer Map Yorkshire Dales: N & Cen areas Sheet OL30