Walking

Walking trail

Discover Langstrothdale

Walking trail

Start this stroll through beautiful Langstrothdale by crossing the ancient packhorse bridge at Yockenthwaite.

See the historic rock formation at Yockenthwaite

This route is a circular flat route following the River Wharfe up towards Beckermonds. Discover a landscape of limestone pavement, glaciated valleys and flower-rich hay meadows.

Langstrothdale in Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

Map

Map route for discover Langstrothdale walk

Start:

Yockenthwaite Bridge, grid ref: SD904790

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Cross the bridge and follow the Dales Way towards Beckermonds. You will see a footpath sign up near a fallen sycamore trunk, which came down during a storm in 2005.

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As you walk under some trees and through a gate you will pass a lime kiln. This was built for burning limestone, quarried from behind the kiln. The burnt lime, spread on the fields 'sweetened the grass' as the farmers say.

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Soon you will pass Yockenthwaite stone circle. Just past this you can see water coming out of Yockenthwaite Cave. If you listen carefully near the enterance you can hear a waterfall deep inside.

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As you approach Deepdale you pass through hay meadows.

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At Deepdale walk down to the road and cross the bridge. Turn left and follow the river back to Yockenthwaite. It is great for a picnic along here and everyone will enjoy paddling in the limestone rock pools. Take care it could be slippy!

End:

Yockenthwaite Bridge, grid ref: SD904790

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Terrain

An easy circular route of around 2 miles (3.2km) along the Langstrothdale Valley following the Dales Way towards Beckermonds. A short section of the route takes you onto the road on the way back.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

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How to get here

Address
Yockenthwaite, North Yorkshire, BD23 5JQ
By road

Yockenthwaite is 3 miles (4.8km) north-west of Buckden off the B6160.

By bus

Pride of the Dales 72, Skipton to Buckden.

By bicycle

Off-road cycling is permitted on bridleways. 13 miles (20.9km) signed on road cycle route from Skipton to Kettlewell. Around 5 miles (8km) from Buckden Village.

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Facilities and access

  • Parking is available along the roadside at Yockenthwaite in off-road pull in spaces
  • No toilets available at Yockenthwaite, nearest toilets are located at the National Park Car Park in Buckden
  • Pubs and cafés are available in Buckden Village
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead