GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Wensleydale

12 miles (20 km)

This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force Waterfall and the Aysgarth Falls. It's a nice waterside trail with great views of the beautiful Wensleydale countryside to enjoy.
The walk starts in the small Richmondshire village of Wensley, which gives its name to Wensleydale. You then cross Wensley Bridge over the River Ure and pick up the footpaths on the southern side of the river. The trail heads west through the riverside woodland toward Redmire Force waterfall. The multi-drop waterfall is a fine sight, and a much more peaceful area than it's nearby neighbours at Aysgarth.
The route continues to Slapestone Wath where there are a number of stepping stones over the river. You could cross the river here and head north to visit Castle Bolton with its fine 14th century castle. This route continues west to the wonderful Aysgarth Falls where there are woodland trails, a nature reserve and an excellent visitor centre.
The Herriot Way long distance footpath runs through the area so you could pick this up to extend your walking. The circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot.

Wensleydale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wensleydale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Cottages on green adjacent to A684 - geograph.org.uk - 806508

Cottages in Wensley

Wensley Village Lane

Wensley Village Lane

Wensley - geograph.org.uk - 556410

Wensley view

View of river from Lords Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 540991

View of River Ure from Lord's Bridge

Redmire Force. - geograph.org.uk - 155131

Redmire Force 1

Redmire Force - geograph.org.uk - 605971

Redmire Force 2

Slapestone Wath - geograph.org.uk - 891388

Slapestone Wath

Aysgarth, Lower Falls - geograph.org.uk - 231976

Aysgarth, Lower Falls

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Wensleydale.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Wensleydale.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map