Appletreewick, R Wharfe

A pretty rocky pool in the river with a small island and bay and rapids upstream. Rope swing on far side, grassy banks and field for picnics. Large shingle beach on far bank downstream too. The water has many submerged underwater rocks, which makes diving dangerous.

Directions: Appletreewick is 2 miles off the B6160 via Bolton Abbey and the A59 from Skipton. Pool is in field below the New Inn (BD23 6DA, 01756 720252) but access is via footpath just before Mason Farm campsite (BD23 6DD, 01756 720275), then follow back downstream. Craven Arms (BD23 6DA, 01756 720270), just up the road from the New Inn, is highly recommended.