GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Appersett Viaduct and the River Ure Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits the Appersett Viaduct before a stroll along the River Ure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The five arched Victorian viaduct used to carry the Northallerton to Garsdale railway line over the Widdale Beck.
The walk starts at the viaduct, just south of the village of Appersett and a couple of miles west of Hawes. Here you can follow paths along the Widdale Beck taking you past the old viaduct. You can then pick up a footpath heading west along the River Ure towards Mossdale Gill where there are a series of pretty waterfalls. The walk can be extend by heading to the pretty Cotter Force Falls just to the north.

Appersett Viaduct and the River Ure Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Appersett Viaduct and the River Ure Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Garsdale Walk starts from the nearby Garsdale train station on the Settle and Carlisle Line. It's a beautiful place with trails along the Grisedale Beck and more pretty waterfalls to see. The area lies just a few miles to the north west of Hawes. Near here there's also the noteworthy Uldale Force. This impressive waterfall is located in a striking limestone gorge on the River Rawthey. There's also a series of smaller waterfalls so the area is well worth a visit especially after rainfall.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Viaduct across Widdale Beck - - 1422785

Viaduct across Widdale Beck

Widdale Burn near Appersett - - 818965

Widdale Burn near Appersett

Appersett scene - - 748322

Appersett scene

Widdale Beck, first fall - - 1191634

Widdale Beck, first fall. This is the first of two similar ledge drops on Widdale Beck, both with shallow landings. Thomas Woodstone is running first, on this exploratory spate paddling trip during the wet summer of 2007. The level was good for this drop, but a bit on the low side for most of the rest of the descent. At a normal summer level only a trickle wets the large limestone slab, draining over the edge just beyond the line taken here.

Bridge at Appersett - - 1843005

Bridge over the beck near the hamlet

Widdale Burn at Appersett - - 818969

Widdale Burn

Lime Kiln at Appersett - - 818973

Lime Kiln

River Ure at Appersett - - 818975

River Ure at Appersett


GPS Files

GPX File

Appersett Viaduct and the River Ure Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Appersett Viaduct and the River Ure Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)