Whisper Dales

Whisper Dales

North Yorkshire

Route: Whisper Dales and High Dales

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 10th October 2014

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 9.0 miles

Ascent: 600 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies

We were staying at nearby Derwent View in the beautiful and unspolit village of Hackness. We started our walk from St Peter’s Church and left the village along a quiet lane beside Lowdales Beck. When we reached the fords we forked off along Low Dales which is known as Whisper Dales further along – a well chosen name for this beautiful and quiet valley

At the head of the valley we climbed uphill through Broxa Forest to reach Reasty Hill Top, a well known local viewpoint with far reaching views over Harwood Dale. From there we walked along forest tracks before descending into another lovely valley – High Dales

At the end of the dale we rejoined the lane leading back into Hackness. Fiona remarked that this had been the best walk she’d ever had – a combination of perfect weather, beautiful countryside and great company. We didn’t see another soul all day

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