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"Wensleydale" Top 5 Page for this destination Yorkshire Dales National Park Things to Do Tip by Ben-UK

  Wensleydale, near Hawes
by Ben-UK

Famous for its cheese, the lush valley of Wensleydale runs east to west across the middle of the Yorkshire Dales and is probably the most visited. In the west there is the waterfall Hardraw Force (see separate tip) which is just north of Hawes (see separate tip) the 'capital' of Wensleydale. Moving westwards you come to the village of Bainbridge and then the falls at Aysgarth (see separate tip), then Bolton Castle and Leyburn.

It's a pleasure to drive through Wensleydale and admire the scenery, the miles of dry-stone walls surrounding the fields, the wildlife and of course the little villages, each with their own character.

Directions: Take the A684 from Hawes to Leyburn -- this road runs the length of Wensleydale

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  • Written May 22, 2006
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