Section 3: Askrigg to Middleham

Askrigg to Middleham (15 miles / 24 km)

The first half of today’s walk is shared by both the high and low routes into Middleham. We leave Askrigg and continue to use the old railway line that served Wensleydale, before leaving it in favour of a path that hugs the Ure, through sheep pastures and hay meadows. At Aysgarth we find white water in the Falls and make a decision; high or low.

An ascent to the old beacon on Penhill is rewarded with incredible views up and down the valley. After walking along the edge of Penhill, we begin a gentle descent across the horse racing gallops on the moors above Middleham, into the village where we find the castle of the young Richard III.

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