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    Hawes and Sedbusk Walk

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    Hawes and Sedbusk Walk

    The Hawes and Sedbusk Walk is a great family-friendly adventure in Yorkshire Dales National Park that will take you through several villages in Wensleydale. While out walking the trail, you will cross over the River Ure and enjoy scenic views across the valley floor, as you work your way through the charming villages of Hardraw, Simonstone, and Sedbusk. The route is mostly flat with only one somewhat steep climb, making it suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels.

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    Route Description for Hawes and Sedbusk Walk

    If challenging full-day walks aren’t really your style, but you are still looking to experience a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales, then you should definitely check out the Hawes and Sedbusk Walk. This quick and easy adventure will lead you around several charming villages that are nestled within Wensleydale and provide lovely views of the surrounding valley landscape.

    Setting out from the trailhead in the market town of Hawes, you will make your way east along Market Place to cross over Gayle Beck before turning to the north along Brunt Acres Road. From here, you will continue north across the flowing waters of the River Ure, bearing left onto a footpath to traverse the open countryside on the way to Hardraw.

    After passing through this small village, you will turn to the northeast and make the steep climb up the hillside to Simonstone, before turning east along the level trail to reach the village of Sedbusk. Once you have completed this tour through the small villages, make your way to the southwest to head downhill towards the banks of the River Ure, crossing over it once more on the return leg of the walk back to the trailhead in Hawes.

    Getting to the Hawes and Sedbusk Walk Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Hawes and Sedbusk Walk from Leyburn, drive to the southwest on Wensley Road for 26.6 km and turn left onto Gayle Lane. Follow this for 86 m and turn left to enter the car park.

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