Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls

Yorkshire Dales

Route: Aysgarth Falls

Area: Yorkshire Dales

Date of walk: 2nd October 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

It was pouring with rain when I parked the car in Aysgarth village, and I was tempted to abandon the walk, but having come all this way I decided to soldier on

At first I regretted my decision as the rain got worse. However the clouds had a silver lining, as the rain which they deposited meant that the waterfalls – the undoubted highlight of this walk – were on top form

After visiting the Upper Fall, I made my way across the fields to the lovely village of West Burton, where the waterfall is arguably more beautiful than its better known cousins at Aysgarth

I then returned to Aysgarth through typical Dales countryside, which was beautiful throughout, despite the mist and driving rain. After getting back to the car, I decided to visit the Middle and Lower Falls, both easily accessible from the National Park Visitor Centre, and was glad I did so as the falls were spectacular

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