Loup Scar, Burnsall

A fantastic stretch of grassy riverside incorporating river, meadow and beaches, with the limestone cliffs and the gorges of Loup Scar. There’s a terrifying jump here, from the path on river R, into a small very deep plunge pool. In summer there will probably be a bunch of lads attempting it. The village itself, below the bridge, is very busy, sometimes with hundreds of swimmers and families.

Directions: Follow the riverside path upstream from village bridge/Red Lion (BD23 6BU, 01756 720204), about 1⁄2 mile past the church, to Loup Scar gorge, with a very deep rectangular plunge pool beneath cliff.