GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bainbridge Walks

4 miles (6.5 km)

This pretty village is located in the Wensleydale area of Yorkshire. There's nice trails along the River Bain, some beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery and a historic pub to visit atfer your exercise.
This circular walk from the village takes you south along the River Bain to visit the lovely Semer Water.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths south along the river to Bracken Hill and Low Wheel before coming to the expansive lake. The site is notable as the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn.
After admiring the lake the route then heads through Countersett before following a country lane north to Gill Edge. There's excellent views over the area from this elevated viewpoint which stands at a height of 306 metres. From here you can descend back to the river and the village on a public footpath.


DL8 3EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bainbridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bainbridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bainbridge

  • Semer Water - Semerwateris the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn
  • Hawes - This circular walk around the market town of Hawes visits three lovely waterfalls and takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside
  • Askrigg - Enjoy riverside paths, waterfalls and moderate climbs on this walk around the North Yorkshire village of Askrigg
  • Mill Gill and Whitfield Force Waterfalls - Just above the little village of Askrigg in Wensleydale there is a lovely walking trail along a river with a series of pretty waterfalls and peaceful woodland
  • Aysgarth Falls - Enjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Wensleydale - This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force and the Aysgarth Falls
  • Castle Bolton - Visit the wonderful grounds of the 14th century Bolton Castle before exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village.
    It's a short walk to the castle from the village of Castle Bolton
  • Harmby Waterfall Walk - This short walk explores the pretty waterfall at Harmby in the Lower Wensleydale area of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Leyburn Shawl Walk - This circular walk explores the Leyburn Shawllimestone escarpment in Wensleydale
  • Leyburn - 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
  • Constable Burton - This pretty village is located near Leyburn in theRichmondshiredistrict ofNorth Yorkshire
  • Redmire - This North Yorkshire Dales village is located in beautiful Wensleydale near Castle Bolton and Leyburn.
  • Wether Fell - This walk takes you up to Wether Fell and DrumaldraceHill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


Back in the village head to the Rose and Crown for post walk refreshments. The historic pub dates back to the 15th century making it one of Yorkshire's oldest hotels. There's a charming interior with an inglenook fireplace and a fine restaurant overlooking the village green. You can find them at postcode DL8 3EE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and riverside trails make for a fine dog walk. The Rose and Crown pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The climb to Wether Fell starts in the village. You can follow the old Roman Road south to Horton Gill Force Waterfall and then on to the summit of this excellent local viewpoint.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.


Bainbridge green - - 1390268

Bainbridge green Village stocks in the left foreground. The white building is the Rose & Crown Hotel.

River Bain , Bainbridge. - - 147709

River Bain , Bainbridge.

River Bain - - 1410271

River Bain. This river is reputed to be the shortest river in the UK. It starts its short journey at Semerwater near Countersett and flows for two miles to meet the River Ure near Bainbridge.

The River Bain at Low Wheel - - 79558

The River Bain at Low Wheel. This is just downstream from where the river exits Semerwater

Gill Edge - - 1809798

Gill Edge view.

Semer Water - - 2100761

Semer Water

Countersett - - 1424609

Countersett and surrounding hills

Countersett Hall - - 1380823

Countersett Hall. Seventeenth century home of Richard Robinson, a pioneering Quaker in this area.


GPS Files

GPX File

Bainbridge.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bainbridge.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)