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Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls is a triple drop waterfall in the River Ure in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Popular with paddlers on sunny days and a sight to behold after rainfall when thousands of gallons of water cascade over the series of broad limestone steps. A shortt walk brings you to the upper falls which can be viewed from the bridge or up close (there is a donation box for entry here) and footpaths guide the way to views of the middle and lower falls.

.Aysgarth Falls have attracted visitors for more than 200 years: Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth visited, all enthusing about the falls’ outstanding beauty. They are also famous in more recent times for the scene in Robin Hood Prince of Theive's where Robin meets Little John for the first time and was featured on the TV programmer 7 Natural Wonders.

There are public footpaths around the falls, across fields and throughout the surrounding woods. Nearby is St Andrew's church, which has what is reputed to be the largest churchyard in England where sheep often graze. The church also has a medieval painted wooden screen rescued from the destroyed Jervaulx Abbey.

Within easy hiking distance you can find the village of Aysgarth with it's Victorian Rock garden, Carperby, where the Herriot's honeymooned and the stunning Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was once held. A short drive (less than 30 minutes) can bring you to the market towns of Hawes or Leyburn or the Magical Forbidden corner. If you wish to stay for longer there are some incredible hotels, guest houses, camp-sites and cabins in the local area, as well as lots more to explore, speak to us if you would like recommendations.

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