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 route for discover Langstrothdale walk


Yockenthwaite Bridge, grid ref: SD904790


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.


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!


Yockenthwaite Bridge, grid ref: SD904790

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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

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