Bolton Abbey is, more properly, a priory. Nearby the Wharfe enters a deep and narrow
channel, the Strid. Many people have come to grief and lost their lives whilst attempting
to jump across the gorge which is about two meters wide at its narrowest point.
The Valley of Desolation owes its name to the devastation caused there by a great
storm in 1826.
The River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey
The priory ruins
The Wharfe flows on through Wharfe Meadows
The Wharfe rushes through the narrow gorge of the Strid