Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales is a lovely dale, long, narrow with the River Cover running its length with the source of the river bubbling up high on the moor in the shake holes between Buckden Pike and Great Whernside creating small streams to conjoin again to form the river. Travel from Kettlewell in Wharedale in the west up the steep bank of Park Rash and continuing along a mostly single track road you will pass through tiny hamlets, all interesting in themselves, Woodale, Braidley, Horsehouse, Gammersgill.
After Gammersgill the valley widens and the road splits, turn south to go through West Scrafton, East Scrafton with a little detour off the road, Calbergh again turn off the main road, and on to Coverham and eventually to Middleham.
If continuing along as before from Gammersgill you will come to the main village of Carlton. Enjoy a meal or a pint at The Foresters Arms to break your journey, onwards to Melmerby, Agglethorpe and either to Middleham or to Leyburn. So many tiny, tiny hamlets but well worth a look. Look at the map and you will find footpaths galore. My son and I did a linear walk from Braidley along the ridges of Little Whernside and Great Whernside down to Kettlewell, wonderful! But just one of many walks in Coverdale which you will find on our blog.
Stay in one of our cottages and enjoy walking, touring, cycling in Coverdale and surrounding Yorkshire dales. 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.
See you soon!
Written By Nadine Bell