Arkle Beck
A path through a wood by a stream
Arkle Beck near Whaw
Physical characteristics
 • locationArkengarthdale
 • location
River Swale

Arkle Beck is the stream running through the valley of Arkengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is a tributary of the River Swale,[1] which it joins just past Reeth at Grinton Bridge.[2] The beck itself has several tributaries which include:[3]

In 1986, a section of the meadow alongside Arkle Beck at Whaw was designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).[4]


  1. ^ "Arkengarthdale". Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Fremington Edge, Hurst & Arkle Beck" (PDF). HM Walks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:12000 mapping, 2023
  4. ^ "Arkle Beck Meadows, Whaw" (PDF). SSSI Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

54°22′57″N 1°56′05″W / 54.3824°N 1.9347°W / 54.3824; -1.9347