About Bishopdale

Bishopdale perhaps typifies our understanding of an upland, glaciated valley with its steep sides and flat bottom that was formed by great ice movements in past ages, but is now gently eroded by the lazy meandering of Bishopdale Beck, the largest tributary of the river Ure in Wensleydale.

This small valley has many outstanding natural features. Among the most spectacular are the moorland streams that leave the high fells and rush to the valley floor down wooded gills where waterfalls and deep pools have been carved into the hillside by cascading water before it slows to the relative tranquillity of Bishopdale Beck.

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Thoralby in Bishopdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Thoralby in Bishopdale is a village of about a hundred houses about a mile from Aysgarth, West Burton and Newbiggin. Nestled in the valley by Bishopdale Beck Thoralby is a pretty village with a central green,…

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