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Ghaistrill’s Strid, Grassington

Exciting rocky pools with chute. Upstream rapids have a narrow-gorge cataract, which is fun on inflatable rings but dangerous in flood/high water conditions – be careful. Lower pools have interesting snorkelling and a larger area for a longer swim, but watch out for submerged rocks. Also little tubs of warmer standing water in rockpools.

By the main road bridge in Grassington (BD23 5NH) follow the main river path upstream for ½ mile to come to the flat rocky ledges and pools beneath rapids.

The upper section above the falls is accessed by the riverside footpath behind hedges, 200m, and makes a good picnic spot. Continue another 300m into Lower Grass Wood.

20 mins, 54.0766, -2.0153
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  • Submerged objects
  • Flashy river / prone to flooding

This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

Hazardous currents in the strid in high water. Don't try river tubing unless water levels are low. Submerged rocks. Wharfe rises rapidly after heavy rain.

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