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Walking from Cover Bridge in circular manner in wensleydale in the yorkshire dales

Walking through Jervaulx Park

I suppose it has to be one of our favourite walks if we are stumped as to where we might walk, (how can that be so when we live in such a beautiful part of the world!) walking from Cover Bridge. Parking is easy and we generally finish up in the Cover Bridge Inn for late lunch, warm and cosy by the fire. Some up hill walking but quite achievable and worth it for the long views at the top. We also go through Jervaulx Park and walk for quite a way along side the River Ure which is always beautiful.

This walk is about nine miles so please do wear appropriate clothing and footwear, there can be some muddy bits if the weather has been wet. Plan your route beforehand and take the map, GPS, and plenty of water and snacks.

As mentioned, park opposite the Cover Bridge Inn, no charges and set off in a southerly direction over the bridge over the River Cover and just after the bridge off to the right take the footpath across the fields to East Witton. Once in East Witton turn left and make your way across the green and towards the A6108 and turn right into Low Thorpe. Follow the road, past the houses, past the ancient graveyard, up to and through the farm yard at Waterloo Farm, on to Thirsting Castle Lodge and Hammer Farm.

At Hammer Farm turn left, go over the cattle grid and through the metal gate on the right following the footpath signs. Up through the wood, Grey Yaud Plantation, and on to Moor Cote Farm. After the farm building follow the track to come out onto the road then follow the road into Ellingstring. Walk through Ellingstring and when you come to the parish notice board on your right and before the post box take the left turn along a track, Stark Bank Road. You are now on the Six Dales Trail, follow this keeping straight on as the main track veres to the right. Follow the Six Dale Trail going along a narrow track, down in fields eventually coming out in a large field with horse jumps. More or less diagonal to the north east corner. Here leave the Six Dales Trail and go through the metal hand gate alongside the hedge on your left. Straight on here towards the north corner of North Wood coming out onto the A6108 again.

Turn right and walk along the road for a few yards then cross over the follow the footpath sign which will bring you down to Ramshaw driveway. Turn right and follow to Ramshaw, through the courtyard and pick up the footpath signs to Kilgram Lane. It can be quite wet through the field here. Once out onto Kilgram Lane turn left and follow the road to the entrance of Jervaulx Park on the right. Wander through the park, past the small lake, or is it a pond, past the ruins a little way away and again eventually out on to the A6108. Turn right. Walk along the road side, there is a grass verge, past Jervaulx Hall and associated buildings over the bridge over Harker Beck and immediately turn right and walk down to the River Ure. Through the gate, turning left and follow the path until you reach Cover Bridge again. Over the bridge and you’re back to the car park!

Stay in one of our lovely cottages and enjoy this walk, if you stay at Holly Tree Cottage in East Witton you will already be on the route! Please call me Nadine or my daughter Joanne on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice or of course do book online if you wish. Hear from you soon!

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Written By Nadine Bell

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