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The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Macsjebs(m): 2:13am On Feb 16
The Strid at Bolton Abbey, in North Yorkshire, is part of the River Wharfe. A YouTuber claims it is the most dangerous stretch of water anywhere on Earth and has claimed lives

One of the most dangerous places in the world is a river in the UK, it has been claimed. The Strid at Bolton Abbey, in North Yorkshire, looks like a calm stretch of water, which is so narrow visitors can jump across it.

But missing the jump can kill you, according to YouTuber Tom Scott. He says there are claims falling in the spot, which is a section of the River Wharfe, has a “100% fatality rate”.

Despite looking shallow, it is actually “extremely deep”, with powerful river currents. In a video showing the river, he said: “I reckon it is the most dangerous stretch of water anywhere on Earth.

"There are certainly rivers that have taken more lives, and there are rapids and waterfalls that few boats could ever sail. “But generally you can see them coming.

"This is just an innocent-looking stream in the middle of some woods, you could jump over it. “People occasionally do, but if you miss that jump, it'll kill you."

The river “turns on its side”, which gouges out “passages and tunnels” in the rocks below. He added: “It’s a deep, boiling mass of fast and deadly currents.”

Anyone who falls in could end up “pulverised against the rocks and the water, over and over again”.

WorldAtlas describes the section as hiding “death traps” that have claimed lives for centuries and left “horrible memories” for survivors.

It is said to be narrow because the river actually changes orientation and starts to flow vertically instead of horizontally, leaving deep and powerful currents.

Mr Scott also said there are 12th century tales of a young boy set to be the future king of Scotland who died trying to jump across the water.

The YouTuber said it may be “survivable” with a lot of equipment and luck - but a young child drowned in 2010.

He concluded: "That's why it's so dangerous, it looks safe, it looks tempting, and it will kill you.”

Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/how-one-most-dangerous-places-23494626

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by adeskee(m): 2:20am On Feb 16
This is serious

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by TonyW75(m): 3:07am On Feb 16
Interesting stuff thanks for posting

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Timoleon(m): 3:33am On Feb 16
Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by DaddyRochie1642(f): 4:15am On Feb 16
Abeg swimming pool remains the safest option for me for Swimming grin grin

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by saxietohgbaskie: 4:35am On Feb 16
Lovely

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Romanoff(f): 6:00am On Feb 16
Do you know that being a Nigerian makes you more likely to die than this shallow deep stream can kill you?

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by ArrewaDrugGang: 6:39am On Feb 16
I had few experience with rivers during during my NYSC day in Eastern Nigeria, Anambra around the dreaded Okija there is a river called by the locals urashi. This river needs to be appeased from time to time to avert it aggression cause when it gets aggressive things/humans get pulled into it. Personally I think that the most dangerous waterway ever. but I give that rank the the river that drowned Jeffrey Scott Buckley in Seattle

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by illicit(m): 7:12am On Feb 16
If in Africa....
Africans will worship d river

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Mrsoft3(m): 7:14am On Feb 16
Quiet but deadly.
Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Nobody: 7:15am On Feb 16
You call it shallow judging from the surface? Somethings are not realywhat they seem most times.

This is a true definition of never judge a book by it cover.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Nobody: 7:16am On Feb 16
You call it shallow judging from the surface? Somethings are not really what they seem most tilmes.

This is a true definition of the saying, "never judge a book by its cover."

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Riplogic(m): 7:24am On Feb 16
DaddyRochie1642:
Abeg swimming pool remains the safest option for me for Swimming grin grin


Water as shallow as bathtub can drown me, nah to water

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by 400billionman: 7:24am On Feb 16
You call it shallow judging from the surface? Somethings are not really what they seem most tilmes.

This is a true definition of the saying, "never judge a book by its cover."

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Riplogic(m): 7:26am On Feb 16
400billionman:
You call it shallow judging from the surface? Somethings are not really what they seem most tilmes.

This is a true definition of the saying, "never judge a book by its cover."

And never cover a book by its judge ,D ,D

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Cybercop2002: 8:05am On Feb 16
Romanoff:
Do you know that being a Nigerian makes you more likely to die than this shallow deep stream can kill you?
hypocrite

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by potent5(m): 8:07am On Feb 16
But oyibo go still enter to investigate it.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Heloct(f): 8:13am On Feb 16
I feel like sitting by the edge to wade my legs.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by WhatCanIsay(m): 8:44am On Feb 16
How can it be the world MOST dangerous place, since the last time it killed someone was in 2010, abi na because they referenced that it killed a would have been future king in the 13th century ni...

Over-stretching much.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Deathisfree: 9:20am On Feb 16
I have been here 3times. 2012,2015 and 2020. It’s a lovely place to be for a picnic but dangerous for real I lost my dog in the water

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Kelvin3476: 9:30am On Feb 16
DaddyRochie1642:
Abeg swimming pool remains the safest option for me for Swimming grin grin
No water seems safe to me because i am so scared of water . I can't swim ,and might nt also attempt to learn. THAT ON THERE IN THOSE PICS I CNT NEAR, EVEN WHEN I GET TO U.K. I WON'T EVEN BOTHER TO SEE

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Kelvin3476: 9:32am On Feb 16
Romanoff:
Do you know that being a Nigerian makes you more likely to die than this shallow deep stream can kill you?
Funny u

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Kelvin3476: 9:36am On Feb 16
Heloct:
I feel like sitting by the edge to wade my legs.
are u sure thats what u are feeling

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Kelvin3476: 9:39am On Feb 16
Outside drinking water, bathing with it etc i no get anythng incommon with it

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by SegFault: 9:40am On Feb 16
ArrewaDrugGang:
I had few experience with rivers during during my NYSC day in Eastern Nigeria, Anambra around the dreaded Okija there is a river called by the locals urashi. This river needs to be appeased from time to time to avert it aggression cause when it gets aggressive things/humans get pulled into it. Personally I think that the most dangerous waterway ever. but I give that rank the the river that drowned Kurt cobian in Seattle
Kurt Cobain kwa. What the fck are you saying Kurt Cobain shot himself.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Heloct(f): 9:43am On Feb 16
Kelvin3476:
are u sure thats what u are feeling

Yes sad
Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by majemuoluwa45075: 10:11am On Feb 16
But oyibo go still enter to investigate it.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by merieam16(f): 10:43am On Feb 16
DaddyRochie1642:
Abeg swimming pool remains the safest option for me for Swimming grin grin
Even with the swimming pool...Let just keep praying 4 God's protection

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by TheFacelessMan: 10:50am On Feb 16
I swam in this river once and barely survived... shocked



This is a true story of survival and self-preservation.

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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by TheFacelessMan: 10:51am On Feb 16
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Re: The Strid At Bolton Abbey In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places (Pix) by Uyi168(m): 11:05am On Feb 16
Maybe there is evil spirit, - Mami water and papi water them in the river.

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