Up And Down Dales
Up And Down Dales
With rolling pastures, wild moorlands, meandering rivers and a healthy dose of history, this could just be your ideal pre-Christmas walk
Peter Schofield

On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this walk starts in Addingham, a village that was once home to a thriving textile industry. Cross the suspension footbridge over the River Wharfe and follow the path to West Hall Lane. Continue for around 100m and go through a gate as the lane turns left.

Walk uphill across the fields to a narrow walled path which gently climbs towards a farm. Take a route around the front of the farmhouse on to a quiet lane. As it turns right after 150m, bear slightly left down a track towards a finger post.

Take the upper path indicated on the finger post over a stile and through a copse as the path crosses a number of fields, entering the wonderful Dales National Park at the second field boundary. To the right of you, you’ll see Beamsley Beacon – it’s hard to miss – along with the chance to soak in views towards Airedale and Flasby Fell.


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December 2019