Dec 302012
 

A walk to one on the most popular attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

Distance: 8.2 km (approx 11.8 miles)
Time: approx 2.5hrs
Height gained: 397 m
Map: OL30 – Yorkshire Dales (Northern & Central areas)
Parking: Lay-by at Hestholme Bridge(SE 025889)
Refreshments: Cafe, National Park Centre, Askrigg (SE 012887) (just off route)

Pub, West Burton (SE 016866)

Pub, Aysgarth (SE 004884)

View the route in OS Openspace: West Burton – Aysgarth

Route: (Clockwide) Hestholme Bridge – Egdley – Sorrelsyskes Park – Burton Bridge – West Burton – Eshington Bridge – Flattlands – Aysgarth – Hestholme Bridge

Dec 292012
 

A walk to one on the most popular attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

Distance: 19.0 km (approx 11.8 miles)
Time: approx 5.0 hrs
Height gained: 397 m
Map: OL30 – Yorkshire Dales (Northern & Central areas)
Parking: Market Place, Askrigg (SD 948910)
Refreshments: Cafe, National Park Centre, Askrigg (SE 012887)

Pub, Carperby (SE 008898)

Pubs and cafes, Askrigg (SD 948910)

View the route in OS Openspace: Aysgarth Falls from Askrigg

Route: (Anticlockwide) Askrigg -Low Gate – Nappa Mill – Woodhall Park – Barrowfield Bridge – Bear Park – Aysgarth Falls – Carperby – Oxclose Road – Heugh – Newbiggin – Askrigg

Note: Depending on the water level on the river Ure, it should be possible to follow the river rather than take the route through Woodhall Park and Barrowfield Bridge. The river stretch was completely impassible on my visit.