This pretty village is located in the Wensleydale area of Yorkshire. There's nice trails along the River Bain, some beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery and a historic pub to visit atfer your exercise.
This circular walk from the village takes you south along the River Bain to visit the lovely Semer Water.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths south along the river to Bracken Hill and Low Wheel before coming to the expansive lake. The site is notable as the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn.
After admiring the lake the route then heads through Countersett before following a country lane north to Gill Edge. There's excellent views over the area from this elevated viewpoint which stands at a height of 306 metres. From here you can descend back to the river and the village on a public footpath.
PostcodeDL8 3EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Bainbridge
- Semer Water - Semerwater is the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn
- Hawes - This circular walk around the market town of Hawes visits three lovely waterfalls and takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside
- Askrigg - Enjoy riverside paths, waterfalls and moderate climbs on this walk around the North Yorkshire village of Askrigg
- Mill Gill and Whitfield Force Waterfalls - Just above the little village of Askrigg in Wensleydale there is a lovely walking trail along a river with a series of pretty waterfalls and peaceful woodland
- Aysgarth Falls - Enjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
- Wensleydale - This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force Waterfall and the Aysgarth Falls
- Castle Bolton - Visit the wonderful grounds of the 14th century Bolton Castle before exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village
- Harmby Waterfall Walk - This short walk explores the pretty waterfall at Harmby in the Lower Wensleydale area of the Yorkshire Dales
- Leyburn Shawl Walk - This circular walk explores the Leyburn Shawl limestone escarpment in Wensleydale
Back in the village head to the Rose and Crown for post walk refreshments. The historic pub dates back to the 15th century making it one of Yorkshire's oldest hotels. There's a charming interior with an inglenook fireplace and a fine restaurant overlooking the village green. You can find them at postcode DL8 3EE for your sat navs.
The country and riverside trails make for a fine dog walk. The Rose and Crown pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.