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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)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 54°S 178°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Parking lot & helpful gentlemen & NP-sign #3: To NORTH – routes up and down #4: Brook with way up in detail (NE #5: Track, plants & bird #6: Swamp & remaining of a bird #7: Semicircle stone walls #8: Maps & aerial photo #9: View to SOUTH - Embsay Reservoir & village #10: Panoramic view from confluence to NORTH/EAST

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  54°N 2°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence - view to NORTH

(visited by Hans Augdoppler)

03-May-2002 -- After a nightmare passing the city of Bradford (road works everywhere) I reached the village of Embsay. The public car park (53,9858°N 2,0036°W) at the Embsay Reservoir is a meeting point for dogs and their owners. Facing the southern boundary Yorkshire Dales National Park with the Embsay Crag I asked two gentlemen for some advice. As I knew from visitor#1 there supposed to be an "easy" path – but where is it – no idea. Since the GPS directed me towards NORTH therefore the crag was not my favourite.

So I walked around the lake and tried find a path uphill. Before I reached the brook which drains the bog I turned left following the GPS indication. For me this was strange vegetation with a lot of birds and walking on a sponge. After I had crossed the hill walked down directly in well-head of the ‘Wayshaw Bogs’. It does not look swampy, but my boots were already filled up.

For the way back I went westwards hoping to find a suit path. After all I found something that could be called so and it connected strange semicircle stone walls in regular intervals. Somehow the path disappeared again and I stepped down with some more water in my boots. Nevertheless I enjoyed the tremendous view to the SOUTH.

As I study the maps and aerial photo again I suspect that there should be a path directly from north western corner of the reservoir. Try it, it’s a nice hike and wear watertight boots.

Maps in pic#8 was provided by http://www.streetmap.co.uk;
Aerial photo in pic#8 was provided by http://www.multimap.com

For more information see: http://linz.orf.at/gast/augdoppl/Confluence/Main.htm


 All pictures
#1: Confluence - view to NORTH
#2: Parking lot & helpful gentlemen & NP-sign
#3: To NORTH – routes up and down
#4: Brook with way up in detail (NE
#5: Track, plants & bird
#6: Swamp & remaining of a bird
#7: Semicircle stone walls
#8: Maps & aerial photo
#9: View to SOUTH - Embsay Reservoir & village
#10: Panoramic view from confluence to NORTH/EAST
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  Notes
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park.