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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

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

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: Embsay Moor Reservoir #10: Hut in the Barden Moorland #11: Deserved second lunch in the inn in Cracoe

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  54°N 2°W (visit #17) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz, Winston and Elionora)

28-Apr-2018 -- We reached this confluence point during our hike from Zurich via Paris to Carlisle.

On day #51 of our hike, we walked from Steeton to Kettlewell (40 km). At noon time we reached the beautiful town Skipton where we had a lunch break at the food stands on the Saturday market.

When we left Skipton to the north setting course on the confluence point, we met Winston – an English hiker who turned out to have the same direction as we had. So we commonly reached the Embsay Moor Reservoir (1200 m from the CP). He joined us even when we left the bridle way and waded through the moor – here named Barden Moor.

The confluence point is located 200 m above the reservoir in the high moor, but nevertheless in a local depression with standing water between the tussocks. It is right in the center of it – so wet feet are guaranteed. The area is totally treeless, such that the wind and rain can perfectly reach your face. The ground has a thick layer of moss and reed-like grass - evidence that it’s wet most of the time here.

After the visit, we didn’t go back. Instead we simply continued our walk northwards. It was a great hiking experience walking through the peatland. Nevertheless, we were happy to reach the Inn in Cracoe, where we could dry our shoes at their fireplace.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance from Skipton: 3.5 km
  • Distance from a road: 1200 m
  • Distance from a track: 400 m
  • Time to hike to the CP from the reservoir: 30 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 1:32 PM
  • Measured height: 405 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: moss, reed, grass
  • Weather: overcast 9° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Winston Moor Confluence


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: Embsay Moor Reservoir
#10: Hut in the Barden Moorland
#11: Deserved second lunch in the inn in Cracoe
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park.