The Strid

The Strid

The Strid

The Strid

From Bolton Abbey, a pleasant riverside stroll leads upstream through woodland to The Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep and narrow channel.

At its narrowest point the Strid is only about two metres wide, and foolhardy visitors have in the past tried to jump across the roaring chasm. Failure is invariably fatal, however, as there is no recorded incidence of anyone having survived a fall into the thundering waters of the Strid - which mercilessly sucks its victims into the underwater caves and eroded tunnels which lie hidden underneath each side of the rocky channel.


Taken - 23/08/11.
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Location:
River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales.
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch