River Skirfare

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River Skirfare
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River Skirfare
Location
CountryEngland
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationConfluence of Foxup Beck and Cosh Beck
 - coordinates54°11′11″N 2°11′49″W / 54.186503°N 2.197014°W / 54.186503; -2.197014
 - elevation313 m (1,027 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
River Wharfe
 - coordinates
54°07′09″N 2°02′10″W / 54.119264°N 2.035975°W / 54.119264; -2.035975Coordinates: 54°07′09″N 2°02′10″W / 54.119264°N 2.035975°W / 54.119264; -2.035975
 - elevation
194 m (636 ft)
Length9.47 miles (15.24 km)
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.

The name is of Old Norse origin, from skírr "bright" or "clear" and far "river-course".[1]

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]

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

Economy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, A.H. (1962). The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 7. Cambridge University Press. p. 138.

Sources[edit]

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