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United Kingdom : England

3.8 km (2.4 miles) ESE of Rylstone, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 401 m (1315 ft)
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Antipode: 54°S 178°E

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#2: View North #3: View South #4: View West #5: View from Embsay Crag

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  54°N 2°W (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: View East

(visited by Mark Crossley)

14-Jun-2000 -- Okay, it's the 14th June 2000, and I'm now working in Leeds. Two confluences are within striking distance and I pick 54N 002W as my second confluence attempt.

I set out from the hotel, but it's a long drive (1hr) to cover the 18 miles as the crow flies distance to the confluence. AutoRoute puts it near the village of Embsay in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I'm hopeful that access will be OK.

I drive through the village of Embsay and find a public car park at the local sailing club. There is a path heading off in the right direction - this is going to be easy. The compass shows that the confluence is directly up Embsay Crag, a 200-300 metre climb over rough ground - and it's hot.

Finally after negotiating a bog I reach the top, the going is much easier now I'm on a slowly dipping plateau and the confidence returns. It's starting to get late and the sun is dipping below the rise to the west as I zero in on the target. Blast, it looks like it's in the middle of another peat bog.

Sure enough, I find ground zero with my ankles slowly sinking into the murky water (you can see the bog on the picture of the view south), next time I'll remember to bring some boots! I take some pictures then head back towards the crag where I find a couple of climbers. They direct me to an "easy" path down to the reservoir, I wish I'd found it on the way up.


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#1: View East
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: View from Embsay Crag
#6: Large map of the area
#7: GPS
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  Notes
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park.