Good friend of Unsponsored, Sam Ellis hit the River Swale a couple of days ago. Levels were good as were the lines.

The River Swale sits within Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an awesome river in stunning surroundings. When it goes it has to be one of the best waterfall runs in the UK. So here we have it Sam Ellis – River Swale Dec 15. Lots of drops and a swim along the way.

Sam Ellis - River Swale Dec 15

This one is well worth a watch to the very end.

RAMBO VS THE GANGSTAHad one of my favorite days paddling in North #Yorkshire at the weekend to give my good friend a good NZ send off!!The Best Swale edit ever to be seen(incl CARNAGE) please go and enjoy this fantastic river!!!!#Aysgartheditisnextandstoutas………#senditsunday #stoked #whitewater #ukboating #whenitswetitsgood #xmasstouting #ineedaholidayfromkayaking#wherestheprince #wheressturidley #wheresbenjohnstonKokatat // Dagger Kayaks // VE Paddles // Whitewater The Canoe Centre // System X

Posted by Sam Ellis on Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Sam Ellis
John Bomlinson

Filmed using GoPro camera equipment.

Over the last few weeks the River Swale has burst it’s banks a few times. It rises and falls incredibly quickly as its catchment area is relatively confined. If you fancy giving this run a go I’d recommend hooking up with someone who has done the it before. You can find out more about this section of the River Swale here.