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Washburn Valley

 

Foxgloves at Fewston in the Washburn valley

Lindley Wood reservoir

Foxgloves at Fewston

The River Washburn is a tributary of the Wharfe and joins it near Otley in lower Wharfedale. The Washburn valley contains four reservoirs, Thruscross, Swinsty, Fewston and Lindley Wood.  Plantations of fir trees cover the valley sides.

Lindley Wood Reservoir
Lindley Wood Reservoir

Lindley Wood Reservoir

River Washburn
The footpath along Swinsty reservoir
Swinsty reservoir

River Washburn

Swinsty Reservoir

The trail around the reservoirs of the Washburn valley

Thruscross reservoir
Thruscross
Thruscross reservoir
Thruscross
Blubberhouses
Blubberhouses
St. Andrews church, Blubberhouses
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Wharfedale

Thruscross

Thruscross reservoir

Thruscross reservoir

St. Andrews church, Blubberhouses

 

Little Almscliff crag
St. Mary's church, Stainburn

Little Almscliff crag

Braythorn

St Mary’s church, Stainburn

Washburn Head near Keld Houses and the beginnings of the River Washburn

View across to Earl Seat in Wharfedale from High Crag

Wharfedale viewed from High Crag

Wharfedale from High Crag
Earls Seat from High Crag
River Washburn
Low Dam, Wasburn valley

A quiet stretch of the River Washburn below Thruscross reservoir

Riverside detail

Low Dam

River Washburn
Washburn Head
Braythorn