No long hills, easy going, wonderful views, about 6 miles in a circular manner, what more could you want with a walk? We parked in Redmire, there is a designated parking area at the top of the green. From here you’ll see a footpath sign pointing in a northerly direction to the left of the parking area. Take this path and keep going steadily up hill, pass over the railway line (don’t forget to look and listen) and continue on uphill until you reach a road/track and turn right and walk to the end to meet the road.
You will need to take a left turn here but be careful at the junction, quite bad to see if anything is coming down the hill. Walk up Sissy Bank until you come to a few trees on your right and after here there is a finger post on the right follow this direction. This now a little nature reserve, which I had no idea about and I should image is so pretty in the spring. Keep going and you will eventually come out at the west end of Preston under Scar. Continue through the village, past the phone box and parish church keep going straight ahead until you come to the next junction, bear right here. A few yards further follow in the direction of the finger post through the houses, coming out into the fields. From here continue down the hill, over the railway line and eventually coming out at Stoneham Cottage, cross over the road.
Continue down the track to Lord’s Bridge. We stopped here for a breather and then rested and replenished set off to the west keeping to the Preston under Scar side of the river, there must be a proper term for this of which I know not. Lovely walking on here, along the river side, into West Wood and back out into the fields again continuing back to Redmire to Well Lane and arriving at the bottom of the village.
We had lunch at the Bolton Arms always good and a warm welcome, then back to our cars and home satisfied after a few hours soaking up the beautiful countryside of Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.
Written By Nadine Bell