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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.

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