Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
This lovely river beach was full when Roger Deakin came in summer 1996. Joe Minihane swam on a dank October morning here in 2014 for Floating: A Life Regained.
Description by Daniel Start who added this swim
Enjoy the riverside ruins, and throngs of paddlers and swimmers, at Costa del Bolton. There are stepping stones and a deeper pool just downstream. Popular, but fun.
Park in the large village car park or continue up the valley for the riverside Sand Holme car park on R (¼ mile past BD23 6AL); go R (downstream) where the driveway splits and park where you wish along ¾ mile of river, then walk downstream to the ruins.
10 mins, 53.9841, -1.8870
From the Wild Guide to the Lakes and Dales http://www.wildthingspublishing.com/product/wild-guide-lakes-dales/
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.
Submerged rocks under the cliffs so no jumping - even though it looks tempting. The Wharfe can rise quickly after heavy rain.