GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leyburn and Wensley Circular River Walk

4 miles (5.8 km)

The market town of Leyburn has some lovely trails to follow through beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.
This circular walk from the town visits the pretty little village of Wensley with a riverside section along the River Ure. There's lovely views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales countryside and a nice country pub in Wensley to visit.
Start the walk from Low Wood Lane just to the south west of the main parking areas in the town. Follow the lane south and it will lead you to the river. You can then pick up the riverside path heading west along the Ure to Wensley. The village gives its name to the daleWensleydale and includes a Grade I listed church dating from 1300. There's also an attractive village green and rows of pretty stone cottages. You can stop for refreshments at the Three Horse Shoes pub where there are great views looking over lower Wensleydale from the beer garden.
After exploring Wensley you can follow footpaths back through the countryside to Leyburn.
To continue your walking in the Leyburn area, head south to Middleham where you can try our circular walk which visits Coverham Abbey, the River Cover and the atmospheric ruins of Middleham Castle. You can also pick up the long distance Six Dales Trail in the village.

Leyburn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leyburn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


HSBC Bank, Leyburn - - 1229295

Leyburn town centre

Barn adjacent to Low Wood Lane - - 806528

Barn adjacent to Low Wood Lane

Bridge carrying Wensley Railway Line over Low Wood Lane - - 807033

Bridge carrying Wensley Railway Line over Low Wood Lane

Pasture on footpath from Leyburn to Wensley - - 807053

Pasture on footpath from Leyburn to Wensley

The Green Wensley - - 1390809

The Green Wensley

Wensley - - 556410


The Wensley waterfall - - 347136

The Wensley waterfall

The River Ure - - 266348

The River Ure

GPS Files

GPX File

Leyburn.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Leyburn.mmo (right click - 'Save As')