Enjoy a walk along the pretty Bedale Beck on this easy walk in North Yorkshire. The beck includes a pretty harbour, a waterfall and tree lined footpaths. It's a nice place for a peaceful afternoon stroll. After visiting the beck you can stroll around the town and visit a unique 18th century Leech House, the 14th century Grade I listed market cross and numerous Georgian buildings. The town is also on the Wensleydale Heritage Railway which you can catch to Northallerton and Garsdale.
Bedale is located just a couple of miles north of Thorp Perrow Arboretum. The beautiful woods have a series of nice trails and a seplndid collection of rare trees and plants from China, Japan, North America, Chile, and Europe.
A little further on is the town of Masham where there are good footpaths along the River Ure and River Burn. You can also pick up the long distance Ripon Rowel here.
Bedale Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bedale Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bedale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bedale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the south west of the settlement you'll find one of the historic highlights of the area at Jervaulx Abbey. The 12th century ruined abbey is surrounded by 126 acres of attractive parkland with wildflowers, grazing sheep, a pretty pond and fine views of the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.