A pretty walk around the village of Askrigg, in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, walking to the River Ure through wild flower meadows. About two and a half miles all easy going.
Park your car in Askrigg and make your way down to the bottom of the village, pass the Temperance Hall and the Methodist Chapel and the next row of cottages on the left. Here turn left, SD 94750 90920, inbetween Carrs Billingtons and Cowlinghome Cottage there is a track. Turn into here and follow the track and then the footpath through a couple of fields, south. Here, if walking in June and July, you will see the most beautiful site of wild flowers. Wander along and enjoy but do follow the path and don’t stray into the uncut grass. The path turns left and eventually you will come to a stile and meet with the River Ure. Follow along and come out at the road between Worton and Askrigg at Worton Bridge, SD 95531 90282, cross the road and follow the finger post direction into the next field continuing along by the river. Walk along to Nappa Mill, once at the buildings turn left leaving the river, over the little bridge and walk along the narrow single track road, past Thwaite Home then look out for a stile on the right, SD 95732 90748. Through here and follow the path through the fields and back to the road. You have a choice here you can cross the road and walk through the fields back to the village, or like us, we turned right and walked to the road into Askrigg so that we could have a look at the little plant nursery by the road side. Soon you’re back into the village and going down the hill to wherever you left your vehicle.
We have School House in Askrigg, a super cottage which sleeps four plus one dog welcome and enclosed patio garden to the rear. Our other cottages are well within reach of Askrigg too. Stop at The Crown for good ‘pub grub’ or at the Kings Arms, we’ve heard the food is now quite special. Try the little bakery for really special fare too. Have a peep in the church whilst you’re there and explore the nooks and crannies in Askrigg. Call me Nadine or my daughter Joanne on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice and to book or of course book online if you wish. Hear from you quite soon!
Written By Nadine Bell