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30. Circular River Walks on the banks of the River Dee in Dentdale

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Walk 1 NE from Dent * Walk 2 SE from Dent

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Walk 1 A Short Circular Walk north-west from Dent Village to Ellers

bridge over the River Dee at the foot of Dent village

Again this simple circular walk begins at Church Bridge over the River Dee, Dent, in Dentdale.

 

The walk along from Church Bridge following the south-west bank, heading in a north-west direction. There are lots of lovely meadows full of wild flowers all along these walks. The pictures speak for themselves - looking across the meadows to Dent village.

 

The stony bed of the River Dee with the meadows on the left. This first section up to Ellers follows the Dales Way.

 

View of St Andrew's Church from across the meadows.

 

Looking back towards Dent.

 

Passing between the River Dee and the minor B road from Sedbergh to Dent. Combe Scar is in the distance on Middleton Fell.

 

Beautiful wild flowers!

 

River Dee

 

Barth Bridge - but don't cross here, go straight on via the south-west bank.

 

Pausing at Barth Bridge

 

River Dee

 

The River Dee flow was quite low in late May 2012

 

Cross over to the north-east bank at Ellers footbridge.

 

View north-west from Ellers bridge.

 

Ellers footbridge where you cross over to the north-east bank and begin the return to Dent..

 

On the north-east bank, looking north-west, with yet again more meadow land and very pleasant tranquil scenery.

 

Meeting the Sedbergh-Dent road again at Mon, you then walk down the road to Barth Bridge.

 

Memorial to Lucy Elam who in 1876 paid for the re-routing of this section of this important rural link road.

 

Lots of wild garlic.

 

Alpacas in Dentdale! and colourful rich pasture to feed on!

 

Lots of wild flowers in the hedgerows of the lane from Barth Bridge.

 

Eventually a short section of path by the river leads you back to Church Bridge, Dent. The start of the walk was just across the river!

 


Walk 2 A Short Circular Walk south-east from Dent Village to Tommy Bridge

bridge over the River Dee at the foot of Dent village

Again this simple circular walk begins at Church Bridge, Dent, in Dentdale.

 

Initially you follow the south-west bank in a south-east direction alongside the River Dee

 

Looking towards Whernside

 

Typical scenery looking south-east of Dent village.

 

The stepping stones near Low Flats, but don't cross here.

 

Whernside in the distance, its top covered in cloud.

 

View of Whernside from the banks of the very dry Deepdale Beck.

 

The very dry Deepdale Beck.

 

Cross over at Mill Bridge and over a stile to head back towards the River Dee and Tommy Bridge.

 

Views looking north-west up Dentdale

 

 

Views north of the River Dee near Tommy Bridge

 

Tommy Bridge - footbridge

 

Following the north-east bank back to the stepping stones at Low Flats we crossed over and headed up to Double Croft with Rise Hill in the background.

 

Double Croft and views of Whernside from where you head back across the fields to Church Bridge at Dent.

 

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