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    Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    1-1.5h
    Distance
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    4.2 km
    Elevation
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    79 m
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    Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk

    The Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk is a quick and easy adventure in Yorkshire Dales National Park that doesn’t require much effort, but produces some beautiful views. While out on the trail, you will pass through a peaceful stretch of forest and some open fields before looping around along the edge of the River Ure to view several waterfalls. This is a fantastic route that can be enjoyed by walkers of all ages and skill levels.

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    Route Description for Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk

    Walking the Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Trail is a relaxing experience in the Yorkshire Dales that is suitable for beginner and seasoned walkers alike, thanks to the variety of terrain and beautiful views along the edge of the River.

    Setting out from the car park, you will make your way to the northeast to pass through the tranquil atmosphere of Freeholders Wood and St Joseph’s Wood. From here, you will exit the cover of the trees and climb uphill across the pasture, eventually turning to the southwest to head downhill towards the river.

    Once you have reached the banks of the River Ure, continue to the west to experience the beautiful sight of the Lower, Middle, and High Aysgarth Force waterfalls, taking your time through this wonderfully scenic area before arriving back at the trailhead, where you began.

    Getting to the Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Aysgarth Woods and Waterfalls Circular Walk from Leyburn, drive southwest on Wensley Road for 11.4 km and turn right onto Church Bank. Follow this for 0.6 km and turn left to enter the car park.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

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