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WASH DUB, Wharfe
The wash dub was a pool in which sheep were bathed in order to scrub parasites out of the wool. It was a communal activity that lasted until the mid-20th C when chemical dips became commonplace. In this case, the wash dub was formed by temporarily damming Austwick Beck where it is crossed by White Stone Lane via a couple of clapper bridges near the hamlet of Wharfe. It can be seen as part of an easy circular walk from Austwick.