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|Leyburn and Wensley|
|Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 17 Sep 2016||Walk Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales|
|A 6 mile circular walk from the village of Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. At 6 miles this may seem a fairly long walk, but its climbs are gentle and the stunning views around Wensleydale are well worth making the effort for. The paths meander through a blend of cattle and arable fields offering you and your pooch some healthy exercise amidst the beauty and freedom of the Dales. The views from The Shawl, overlooking Wensleydale, are stunning. The traditional Dales market town of Leyburn has many visitor attractions, and the village of Wensley makes for a pleasant stop off if desired. |
This is a varied walk, mostly along clear paths and tracks, through fields. There are lots of gentle gradients throughout. There is a short section next to the road in Wensley. Several stiles will be encountered and, whilst many have dog gates or something similar, dogs may need a hand or lift over a couple of them. There are also a couple of cattle grids on route and, whilst detours are normally available via gates alongside, again you may need to be prepared to lift dogs if these are locked. Being the Dales there will be sheep (and maybe cattle) so take care with dogs. You will need to cross the Wensleydale Railway twice so take care to look and listen carefully for trains. Allow 3 hours.
The walk starts and finishes in the Market Square in Leyburn town centre, near the Golden Lion and Black Swan hotels. There is parking available here, with a donation box. If this parking area is full, there is a pay-and-display car park nearby, signposted from Market Square. Approximate post code DL8 5BG.
|Start to Farm Track|
Start point: 54.3097 lat, -1.8295 long
From the car park head across High Street and along Commercial Square towards the Dalesman’s Club straight ahead. Keeping the club to the left, head along Shawl Terrace following a sign on the side of a house pointing the way to the Shawl. After passing a line of stone cottages, follow another sign for the Shawl and Playing Fields to the left then right through a metal kissing gate. Keep ahead on the stone path through a wooden gate on to the Shawl, and immediately take in the view of Wensleydale to the left.
|Farm Track to Railway Crossing|
Start point: 54.3134 lat, -1.8679 long
With a dry-stone wall to the left and arable fields to the right, continue along the farm track towards some farm buildings. After passing a cattle shed to the left, and with an unfinished stone barn with a corrugated roof ahead, turn left following a waymarker. As the track bears left, continue straight ahead keeping a dry-stone wall to the right. Head downhill, passing a gap in the wall on to an enclosed path near waterfalls. Continue past a ruined mill as the path loops round to a quiet road.
|Railway Crossing to Wensley Village|
Start point: 54.311 lat, -1.8813 long
Continue ahead along a clear grassy path crossing a field towards a waymarked metal gate leading to a road. Cross the road and turn left along it, looking for a public footpath sign. Turn right at the wooden sign, and head through a gap in the dry-stone wall along a clear path through the trees.
|Wensley Village to End|
Start point: 54.3026 lat, -1.8609 long
Immediately bear left with the village green and church to the right, and head uphill along a pavement next to the road. This is the busy A684 so make sure your dog is on the lead. After passing the Three Horse Shoes Inn on the other side of the road, continue to head out of the village. Just where the road starts to bear left, cross it and head for the grass verge on the other side which drops down to a minor road where there is a public footpath sign by a metal gate. Pass through the gate into the field and follow the line of telegraph poles – some of which carry yellow waymarkers.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
Done this route on with 2 large dogs and is not advisable for some of the access you have so I wouldn't class this as dog friendly. Possibly for small dogs only!
|By Mattylloyd on 12 Feb 2018|
Fantastic walk! However, the stile before the railway line is broken and requires us to lift our 47kg dog over the fence! Also the cattle grid doesn't have an avoidance route so another lift & carry. Would still do the walk again though.
|By InaMadhouse on 19 Aug 2017|
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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