An hour and half journey away from where we live I negotiated the winding and sometimes hair raising roads thorough spectacular countryside to our destination at the Aysgarth Visitor centre where our walk started.
We wandered through pretty woodland down to a viewing platform to the Middle Falls and then followed the sign post to the Lower falls. Sadly, no sign of Kevin and his friends but the River Ure did look pretty cascading down the limestone and we all took turns for a look.
Making our way following the footpath signs and referring to a book we had brought with us we wandered through fields, meadowland and woodland with a view in the distance of Castle Bolton. This was our planned picnic stop and the kids couldn’t wait to get there! You can view the route we took here on the viewranger map we plotted as we went.
Some of the directions were a little open to interpretation and we did go wrong somewhere, so we had to do a bit of walking on the road which was a little scary. However, we soon made our way up a steep hill and there was the Castle, at last!
Look out for the Dragon on the right hand side of the road, a poor Knight seems to have been eaten with only his leg sticking out of its mouth!
We didn’t visit inside the castle walls this time but continued on our walk across more moorland and meadows. The rain got a little heavier but we soon reached the village of Carperby and managed to resist the temptation of the pub we passed.
We parked at the Aysgarth Falls Yorkshire Dales National Park visitor centre – £4.50 for over 2 hours. All views are my own and I have received no payment for this.
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