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Lower end of West Witton on the A684 Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River UreWalks, Notes and Scenes from Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, the North Pennines and parts of East Cumbria

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A lovely circular walk in Wensleydale to Redmire Force on the River Ure from the village of West Witton on the busy A684 road - but don't worry, good lay-by parking at the lower end of the village and the walk starts just up the road on the right and descends into a perfectly quiet track.

 After Redmire Force you can return via Swinithwaite to call in at Fairhursts Farm Shop and Berrys Cafe gift shop another Wensleydale treat!!!

See also other walks in Wensleydale

43b. Castle Bolton and Redmire & Wensley Villages and a circular walk from Aysgarth Falls via Bolton Castle, Wensleydale

43c. Circular walk from Leyburn via Wensley village along the Leyburn Shawl, Wensleydale

44. A circular walk from Jervaulx Abbey via Thorton Steward and Ulshaw

51a. Middleham Castle 51b. Middleham Village and River Walk

54. West Burton Village and Walks  and a circular walk to Morpeth Scar and the Penhill Knights Templar Preceptory, Wensleydale

55. The Village of Hawes and Tourist Attractions

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Heading north-west along Back Lane track Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

From West Witton you head north-west down the delightful track of Back Lane

 

Back Lane is an old enclosed road with dry stone walls and many wild flowers Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

The Back Lane is an old enclosed road with dry stone walls and many wild flowers

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

First view of the banks of the River Ure, many pebbles observed as river flow quite low

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

When you reach the Rive Ure you turn sharp left and walk west along its delightful tree-line banks.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

The exposed roots of a tree, soil and silt washed away in floods.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Some quite interesting trees acting as 'art installations'!

 

eastern end of Batt Island in the middle of the Rive Ure Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

In the centre is the eastern end of Batt Island in the middle of the Rive Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Batt Island

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure  Orchds on the banks of the River Ure Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Another fine tree and the common orchid.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Molly was much taken by the twisted tree trunk!

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

First view of Redmire Force, three tiers of rock are marked on the OS map.

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

 

Redmire Force is great place for a picnic Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Redmire Force is great place for a picnic.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

From Redmire Force, climb the steps heading west and at the top is a gate and wall with a signpost to Berrys.

You head SSW across the fields to Berrys - there is no official footpath and the route is permitted for good commercial reasons.

 

Fairhursts farm shop Berrys cafe gift shop local produce Swinithwaite Wensleydale, North Yorkshire , West Burton, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

On the busy A684 is the small hamlet of Swinithwaite and there you will find the Fairhursts Berrys cafe, gift and locally produced farm food shop. Berrys is a great place for refreshment after a great walk by the River Ure in Wensleydale. There is a safe square outside for children to play in.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

From Berrys in Swinithwaite, you return to north-west along another Back Lane with good views across Wensleydale to Castle Bolton.

 

Back Lane, Swinithwaite, Wensleydale Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

The attractive and peaceful Back Lane, Swinithwaite, Wensleydale

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

At the corner of New Wood you turn sharp right and head south-west back up to the village of West Witton.

Just before the village, looking back up Wensleydale from near West Witton.

 

Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

After entering the village of West Witton you pass the much praised eating place of the 17th century pub - inn known as the 'Wensleydale Heifer'.

 

Arkwright's shop Withywood Store family run general store in West Witton Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure  Village Hall of West Witton Wensleydale Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

Left: Arkwright's shop (Withywood Stores), a family run general store in West Witton

Right: The Village Hall of West Witton.

 

Exterior architecture view St Bartholomew's Church, West Witton Victorian 'rebuild' 16th century medieval tower Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

The exterior architecture view of St Bartholomew's Church, West Witton, a Victorian 'rebuild' from 1875 but retains its 16th century medieval tower

 

 Interior view of St Bartholomew's Church West Witton Walk from West Witton to Redmire Force on River Ure

The interior view of St Bartholomew's Church, West Witton and very neatly kept and a quiet reflective end to a beautiful walk.

 


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