Whisper Dales

Whisper Dales

North Yorkshire

Route: Whisper Dales and High Dales

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 24th February 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.3 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies, cold

This walk is a good introduction to the beauty of the valleys which run beneath the tabular hills in the Hackness area

We parked near the red phone box in the quiet village of Broxa and after walking along Broxa Rigg for a short distance descended into Low Dales. The valley road is often flooded and was so today, but there is an alternative path through the fields which runs just above the road

A mini network of fords and footbridges took us into Low Dales which in turn leads into the another valley, Whisper Dales, both of them equally charming. At the valley head we entered into Broxa Forest and followed an uphill path which took us to the viewpoint of Reasty Hill Top. After a quick picnic here (it was freezing so we didn’t linger) we walked along the forest paths, eventually descending into another unspoilt valley – High Dales

At the end of the valley we arrived back at Lowdale Farm, which completed the circuit, and from here we retraced our steps back to the start

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