Aysgarth & Wensleydale at large
Running from West to East, Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful valleys in The Yorkshire Dales. It takes its name from the village of Wensley, rather than its river, the Ure. Historically it has also been known as “Uredale”, or by the Norse name of Yoredale (which features in many local businesses and products).
Starting in the west at Hawes at the head of the valley, heading east to Hardraw which is famous for what is reputedly England’s highest unbroken waterfall, then Bainbridge, Askrigg, and Aysgarth, West Burton, West Witton, Castle Bolton, East Witton, and Leyburn.
Tributary valleys include Widdale, Sleddale, Raydale, Bishopdale, Waldendale, and Coverdale.
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