Bishopdale Beck

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Bishopdale Beck
Bishopdale Beck by Ribba Hall - - 159005.jpg
Bishopdale Beck by Ribba Hall
Country England
Counties North Yorkshire
District Richmondshire
 - location Causeway Moss
 - location Froddle Dub, Aysgarth, River Ure
Length 15 km (9 mi)

Bishopdale Beck is a major tributary of the River Ure in North Yorkshire, England.[1] The beck flows down Bishopdale, a side valley of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales.[2]

It starts life at Causeway Moss, a flat pass that leads over to Wharfedale from Bishopdale. Small streams join the beck from the flanks of the surrounding hills; such as Buckden Pike, Naughtberry, Wasset Fell, Stake Moss, Thoralby Common & Stake Fell. The only large tributary that joins Bishopdale Beck is the River Walden (or Walden Beck).[3]

Bishopdale Beck joins the River Ure at Froddle Dub, a mile east of Aysgarth Falls. It is approximately 9.3 miles (15 km) long from source to its confluence with the River Ure. The Ure Salmon Trust have undertaken remedial and fencing works alongside Bishopdale Beck to prevent cattle trespass. This is maintain the hatchling areas for spawning Salmon and so the trust have installed solar powered water troughs in the fields adjacent to the beck.[4]


  1. ^ "Bishopdale Beck Restoration Project - Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust". Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bishopdale". Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "West Burton, Waldendale – Conservation Area Character Appraisal". Yorkshire Dales. 30 November 1999. p. 1. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ure Salmon Trust". Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 54°17′26″N 1°58′10″W / 54.29066°N 1.96949°W / 54.29066; -1.96949