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Circular Walk From Askrigg, Just Over Three Miles

Looking down on Askrigg in Wensleydale

What a truly stunning walk this morning, we enjoyed the perfect winter’s day with clear blue skies making for sensational views. One short, steep climb out of Askrigg and then all easy going. Allow plenty of time for taking a breather and just gazing, far too good to miss! A walk of just over three miles with plenty of stiles to negotiate, enjoy walking along the river bank for a little way and through the village. Our next walk from Askrigg we’re planning to try the newly reopened pub which was the White Rose now aptly named the Middle House. Apparently it has always been known as the middle pub because it was in between the top pub, The Crown and the bottom pub, The King’s Arms!

Only a short walk but please do wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Plan your route beforehand, take GPS and map along with snacks and plenty of water. Park wherever you can in Askrigg although we do usually park in the car park at Parkins Garth to the east of the village on Leyburn Road which was very convenient for the start of our walk OS Grid Ref: SD 95027 91173. Walk up Moor Road, which is just to the right of The Crown pub, until you come to the end of the green on the right. Here you will see a footpath sign off to the right, follow the path, up Stony Bank and on to Newbiggin. Through Newbiggin, keeping to the road, to come out onto the road to Woodhall, turn left, east, walk up the short hill and after a few yards keep a look out for a stile on the right OS Grid Ref: SD 95592 91342. Through here and turn left, east, walk along this level until you reach Nappa and a stile to take you out onto the road again. Carefully walk along the road until you reach the track down to Nappa Hall.

What a wonderful surprise down here going past the hall, thousands of snowdrops just gently nodding in the breeze to greet us. Continue down on the track until you reach a little bridge but continue down to Nappa Mill. Now go west, it is signed, and follow the river bank until you come out onto the road again at Worton Bottoms OS Grid Ref: SD 95529 90269. Walk towards the road bridge, do not go over but take the path in front of you. Follow through the fields, over the disused railway line and back to Askrigg. If parked at Parkins Garth, walk through the village back to your vehicle. I defy you to walk past Bake Well without calling for a ‘cuppa’ and cake!

We have School House in Askrigg, a cosy, comfortable cottage to sleep four plus up to two dogs welcome and of course all our other cottages are well within travelling distance of Askrigg. Do come and join us and enjoy this walk along with many others mentioned on our Country Hideaways website. Call me Nadine or my daughter Joanne on 01969 663559 to book over the telephone and for friendly help and advice or of course do book online if you prefer.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Country Hideaways

Written By Nadine Bell

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