Upper Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, N Yorkshire, UK – Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)
Posted by: bill&ben
N 54° 17.584 W 001° 59.092
30U E 566072 N 6016604
Quick Description: The location where Robin Hood fights Little John is the Upper Falls at Aysgarth.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/25/2012 8:25:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMEA4T
The story of Robin Hood starts with Robin escaping from a Turkish dungeon, along with a Moor warrior, Azeem. They make their way to England where Robin, son of Lord Locksley, finds that his father has been murdered and his lands appropriated by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin vows to avenge his father and flees into Sherwood Forest. In the forest he is stopped by Little John. He fights and beats Little John, earning the respect of the men of the forest. Robin leads the men on a crusade to defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham, which he successfully does.
Robin Hood fights Little John when Robin tries to cross a river. The fight takes place on a series of waterfalls. Those waterfalls are the Upper Aysgarth Falls. Obviously filming took place with the camera at river level. Waymarking at river level is not possible for the main fight sequence. However, there is a good view of the falls from the road bridge, albeit the camera angle is slightly out. One of the clips, taken above the falls, can be viewed on foot. It should be noted that this WM was created after a wet spring and autumn. The film would have been made in the summer when the river flow would have been much less, exposing more rocks in the river shallows.
The choice of the falls for the fight makes good cinema, however there could not have been a river crossing here in reality as the far bank is very steep
Movie or TV Show: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Year Released or First Aired: 1,991.00
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