Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgarth

This Yorkshire Dales walk explores the pleasant countryside and moorland of Wensleydale. It starts from Aysgarth village and uses moorland paths and tracks for much of its route.

Technical sheet
No. 293072
A Aysgarth walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 19/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 6.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 751ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 751ft
Highest point Highest point : 1342ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 741ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Yorkshire Dales
Location Location : Aysgarth
Starting point Starting point : N 54.291253° / W 1.995151°
Arrival Arrival : N 54.291541° / W 1.997363°
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(D)This walk starts from Aysgarth village on the A684 from Hawes to Leyburn (grid ref. SE003884). After parking, walk towards the eastern end of the village along the A684 towards Leyburn. Where the main road turns sharp left, continue straight ahead along a lane to Thoralby. Almost immediately turn right down a signed track. Reaching a T-junction, turn left following a track to the end of the first field. The onward path goes half right and leads across fields to reach Folly Lane (grid ref. SD994874).

(1)Go left here and continue to follow this track south to Haw Lane (grid ref. SD995868). Bear right into Haw Lane and follow for just over one and a half miles until Haw Lane has become Stake Road.

(2)Reaching the first footpath on the right (grid ref. SD970859), turn right at the cairn on your right. Descend slightly to cross Gayle Ing Beck and continue following the path in a north-easterly direction across Haw Head. Maintaining this direction will lead you to the end of Flout Moor Lane which is contained by walls on either side.

(3)Follow Flout Moor Lane as it crosses Aysgarth Moor and continues in an easterly direction back towards Aysgarth. Reaching the junction with Folly lane (grid ref. SD994878) keep straight ahead and follow the walled lane as it turns sharp left and leads up to a tarmac lane (grid ref. SD996881). Turn right along this lane and you will soon be back in Aysgarth village.(A)

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 741ft - Aysgarth village
1 : mi 0.96 - alt. 883ft - Go left along Folly Lane
2 : mi 3.1 - alt. 1319ft - Turn right along first footpath
3 : mi 3.93 - alt. 1152ft - Turn right along Flout Moor Lane
A : mi 6.13 - alt. 741ft - Aysgarth village

Useful Information

Wensleydale is one of the finest of the Yorkshire Dales and this walk starts from Aysgarth a pretty stone built village on the banks of the River Ure. The route follows paths and moorland tracks for much of the way and offers grand views of the surrounding fells. Aysgarth village on the A684 from Hawes to Leyburn (grid ref. SE003884) has limited parking opportunities and you are asked to park with consideration.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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