SLEIGHTHOLME BECK

North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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Jim Pullen
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SLEIGHTHOLME BECK

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:21 pm

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Re: SLEIGHTHOLME BECK

Post by seeing bubbles » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:33 pm

We did first (most likely)descent in 1988, paddled this from Ease Gill by the old railway carriage, just west of Tan Hill pub . You can get on from road directly adds about an hour to the trip time. and a long shuttle. Ease Gill becomes Whitestone gill before becoming Sleightholme Beck. narrow meander but flowing to start, Gardullay stbeck widens. Beware a slot in a limestone slab, not far upstream form the gorge, down which most water flows. The gorge is formed on a fault line between the limestone and sandstone beds. Paddling it is not recommended as there are undercuts, siphons and shallow bases to all the ledge drops. Gorge monster s live here! Easiest portage is on right bank for about 400m.

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