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|Author: DWY, Published: 14 Sep 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales|
|A 3.5 mile circular walk from the village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. If you want a fairly short walk in the Dales, with just a few climbs and you (and your dog) don’t mind hopping over dry stone walls, then this one is for you. On this walk you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Dales – Reeth is situated at the junction of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. The beautiful village has a nice buzz, with plenty to see and do after your walk. If you have forgotten how beautiful the Dales can be, this walk will remind you. |
The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate several stone stiles (gaps in the dry stone walls) along the way. There may well be sheep in some of the fields, especially early on, and also some cattle in one of the fields towards the end so take particular care with dogs. The multiple grass pastures and stone walls can be disorientating so the live GPS map on the iFootpath App will be your best navigation aid! Allow 2 hours.
The walk starts and finishes at the war memorial on the green in centre of Reeth. There is limited street parking in Reeth, and also parking available on the village green for a payment in the honesty box. From Richmond, take the A6108 towards Leyburn and follow signs to Reeth turning on to the B6270. From the south on the A1, take the A684 to Leyburn then right towards Bellerby and immediate left along Whippendale Bank to Reeth. There is also a limited bus service from Richmond, No. 30 operated by Dales and District. Approximate post code DL11 6SE.
|Start to Arkengarthdale Road|
Start point: 54.3889 lat, -1.942 long
Before or after your walk you may want to explore Reeth itself. The name Reeth originates from old English and means ‘the place by the stream’. The picturesque market town used to be a centre for knitting and its history dates back to Saxon times.
|Arkengarthdale Road to Farm|
Start point: 54.3912 lat, -1.9436 long
Turn right along Arkengarthdale Road for around 0.25 miles, using a gate on the left to negotiate a cattle grid. Return to the right-hand side of the road and, just after the road bends to the left, climb a stone stile in the wall to the right, following a public footpath sign to Langwaite. The obvious path bears left towards another stile.
|Farm to End|
Start point: 54.4032 lat, -1.9551 long
Pass in front of the farm (or follow the path around it), keeping the buildings to the right, then continue ahead to a painted waymarker and sign next to another collapsed wall. Keep ahead along the obvious path over more stiles before dropping down towards a wood by the beck. Ignoring the path towards the water, bear left back uphill keeping to the path through the trees before emerging into open country once again. Keep following the undulating path between two old stone gate posts, with the stone wall to the right.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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