GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leyburn to Castle Bolton Circular Walk

12 miles (20 km)

This circular walk from Leyburn takes you west to visit one of the highlights of the area at Castle Bolton.
You'll also visit the photogenic Redmire Force waterfall and the neighbouring villages of Redmire and Preston-under-Scar. Along the way there are great views of the lovely Wensleydale countryside and riverside paths along the River Ure.
The walk starts in the town and heads south west along the Leyburn Shawl Walk to the village of Wensley. Here you can pick up a riverside path along the River Ure heading west to Redimire Force, passing West Witton on the way.
The route then heads north to the village of Castle Bolton where you can visit the popular Bolton Castle. The historic 14th century castle includes expansive grounds with lovely gardens, a maze and excellent views from the top of the fortification.
The route then heads east to the small village of Preston-under-Scar, passing pockets of woodland on the way. Near here you pick up the Leyburn Shawl again and follow it east to return to Leyburn.

Leyburn to Castle Bolton Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leyburn to Castle Bolton Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Market place Leyburn - - 2960770

Market place Leyburn

River Ure - - 154107

River Ure

The candlemaker's cottage at Wensley - - 350557

The candlemaker's cottage at Wensley. Apart from housing the business of making decorative candles, this cottage is remarkable for the plant growth on its roof.

Redmire Force, River Ure - - 2615525

Redmire Force, River Ure

The village of Castle Bolton - - 3511406

The village of Castle Bolton

Castle Bolton and church - - 3511522

Castle Bolton and church

Street scene, Preston-under-Scar - - 2134736

Street scene, Preston-under-Scar

Leyburn Shawl footpath - - 890787

Leyburn Shawl footpath. The path along the Shawl passes through woodland for much of its length, offering occasional views over Wensleydale.


GPS Files

GPX File

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