The River Ribble

from source to sea Part 7 - near Langcliffe

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[photograph of medieval filed strips near Langcliffe]

Medieval Field Strips near Langcliffe

The evidence of field strips shows that although this area is now only used for growing grass (for hay, silage or grazing), arable farming did take place in medieval times. This field is situated on the hills to the north of the village.

[photograph showing Langcliffe Paper Mill]

Langcliffe Paper Mill

Travelling south along the river, this is the first factory. This view of Langcliffe Paper Mill is taken from the Ribble Way, at a spot where it does follow the river bank. The mill presents a more attractive face to the road (B6479).

[photograph of view looking south along River Ribble]

View south along river

This shot is taken from the same spot as the previous picture, but looking south. The boulders deposited on the right are at the inside of a bend in the river.

[photograph of fish ladder and weir]

Fish ladder and weir

This weir, between Langcliffe and Stackhouse was built to aid abstraction of water for industrial use at a mill about 400 metres downstream. The fish pass enables salmon and trout to make their way upstream for spawning.

The Ribble leaves the Yorkshire Dales National Park as it flows over the weir pictured above.

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River Ribble Part 6
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