Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls to Dove Scar Walk

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Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

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Aysgarth Falls
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Walk Description

Please note: This walk requires you to cross the River Ure on stepping stones. Please take care and beware of the river level.

  1. From the car park, facing the river, walk to your left and head straight forward to the Upper Falls.
  2. Follow the path as it loops round to the left
  3. Head right as you rejoin the path you started on.
  4. As you get close to the road, Church Bank, take the path to the right onto the road.
  5. Walk along the road and leave it on a footpath on your right.
  6. Keep to the right on this path and head down to see the Middle Falls
  7. Retrace your steps back up from the Middle Falls and head right on the footpath.
  8. Walk along the path, and take the path to the right as it forks into two paths, down to the Lower Falls.
  9. After the Lower Falls continue on the path beyond a path on the left and follow it round as it goes sharply left.
  10. At the end of this path, head right
  11. Follow this path forwards, ignoring the path coming off to the right
  12. Continue past Hollins House and on to Low Lane
  13. A footpath breaks off to the right on Low Lane – take this.
  14. As it meets another footpath, head right.
  15. As you head along the footpath take the path that heads to the right.
  16. Walk along the footpath, ignoring 2 footpaths which intersect this path.
  17. The third path that goes off to the right, called Watery Lane, is the one you want to take.
  18. Take this path across the River Ure, at which point there is a path to the left, to the right and straight ahead – take the one straight ahead.
  19. When you reach the A684- cross the road, head to the left and then take the footpath on your right.
  20. Follow the footpath forward as it is intersected by another.
  21. Keep to the right as the path curves, ignoring the footpaths that go off to the left.
  22. At the end of the path head to the right, ignoring a footpath that goes off to the left.
  23. You’re on Morpeth Lane – keep heading forward until you reach the B6160
  24. Head right onto the B6160 then left onto Eshington Lane
  25. After the bend in the road to the right, there is a footpath on the left- take it.
  26. Take this path straight on to the A684
  27. Cross the A684 and head down Church Lane
  28. Head through the church grounds at the end of the lane then past Yore Mill and back onto Church Bank.

Long Aysgarth Falls Walk

Additional Information


North Yorkshire


Crags/Boulders, River, Waterfall, Woodland


6 to 8 miles


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