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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 618
 Date Entered 08/10/2012
 Updated on 08/10/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 04/10/2012
 Location Cliff Beck.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8941 9783
 Altitude 300m
 Geology Hardraw Scar Limestone. Waterfall ravine. BGS Sheet 40.
 Record Name Scar Houses. Cliff Beck Upper Waterfall,Ford and Footbridge.
 Record Description The access road to Appletree Thwaite House and Pastures crosses Cliff Beck by means of a ford located at the top of a rocky ravine through which Cliff Beck thunders when in spate. In time of spate Cliff Beck must be crossed by means of an ancient stone arched footbridge which is less than a metre in width and has no parapet or guard rail. Since this footbridge is situated just 3m downstream of the Upper Falls it is possible when standing on the bridge across the ravine to enjoy a unique sensation of risk from the Falls when in flood. The Upper Falls are at same level as the bridge and very close indeed.
 Image 1 ID 3452         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cliff Beck. Scar House Upper Falls in spate, photographed from the stone bridge..
 Image 2 ID 3453         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Cliff Beck. Scar House Upper Falls.
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