Yorkshire Dales Walk
Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgarth
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Walk Route Description
Wensleydale is one of the finest of the Yorkshire Dales and this walk starts from Aysgarth a pretty stone built village on the banks of the River Ure. The route follows paths and moorland tracks for much of the way and offers grand views of the surrounding fells. Aysgarth village on the A684 from Hawes to Leyburn (grid ref. SE003884) has limited parking opportunities and you are asked to park with consideration.
After parking, walk towards the eastern end of the village along the A684 towards Leyburn. Where the main road turns sharp left, continue straight ahead along a lane to Thoralby. Almost immediately turn right down a signed track. Reaching a T-junction, turn left following a track to the end of the first field. The onward path goes half right and leads across fields to reach Folly Lane (grid ref. SD994874). Go left here and continue to follow this track south to Haw Lane (grid ref. SD995868). Bear right into Haw Lane and follow for just over one and a half miles until Haw Lane has become Stake Road.
Reaching the first footpath on the right (grid ref. SD970859), turn right at the cairn on your right. Descend slightly to cross Gayle Ing Beck and continue following the path in a north-easterly direction across Haw Head. Maintaining this direction will lead you to the end of Flout Moor Lane which is contained by walls on either side.
Follow Flout Moor Lane as it crosses Aysgarth Moor and continues in an easterly direction back towards Aysgarth. Reaching the junction with Folly lane (grid ref. SD994878) keep straight ahead and follow the walled lane as it turns sharp left and leads up to a tarmac lane (grid ref. SD996881). Turn right along this lane and you will soon be back in Aysgarth village.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1055 Penhill & West Burton from Aysgarth Falls - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km
Walk 3384 Aysgarth Falls and Caperby - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 1694 Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askrigg - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 3333 Redmire Force & the Templar's Chapel from West Witton - easy/mod - 6.7 miles/10.9 km
Walk 2822 Aysgarth & Castle Bolton From Askrigg - mod/hard - 14.5 miles/23.6 km
Walk 3524 Semer Water and Cam High Road from Bainbridge - easy/mod - 5.7 miles/9.3 km
Walk 1056 Gunnerside & Surrender Bridge - moderate - 10.3 miles/16.7 km
Walk 1197 Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnerside - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 3093 Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gill - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 1252 Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridge - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales
Guidebook to 40 of the best trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Ribblehead, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent.
Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West
Part of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.
The End to End Trail