River Esk at Egton Bridge

Although the North York Moors has got off lightly with the double whammy of Storm Abigail and Hurricane Kate, the River Esk is still high. I had hoped to take a photo of the stepping stones just the other side of the footbridge but nothing was visible below the murky waters. Access is by the walkway under the bridge but that too was under water.

There is also an Esk in Cumbria. The name is derived from the Celtic Isca meaning ‘water’, so River Esk is ‘water river’. Not very imaginative. The Exe in Devon and Axe in Somerset also derive from the same root.


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