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Grassington Weir & Linton falls

A large, grassy area of riverside common with two weirs, a water slide, a waterfall, an ancient church and stepping stones. Very popular and good fun.

Park in Linton at the car park (opp turning to BD23 6BQ). Cross the river at Linton Falls on the footbridge. Best swimming is above the upper weir. There’s a smooth stone slide on far side by the ruined millhouse – fun with inflatables – or head downstream 200m for beaches, the stepping stones and the 12th-century riverside church of St Michael’s. Look out for the tall erratic boulder in a field next to the church, with deep scar marks where it was dragged along by the glaciers.

5 mins, 54.0668, -2.0016

From the Wild Guide to Lakes and Dales

  • Flashy river / prone to flooding
  • Jumping and falling

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

This is a weir so take care in high water. The Wharfe rises quickly after heavy rain.

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