The Aysgarth and Stake Fell walk in the Yorkshire Dales

South-west from Aysgarth past Town Head Farm and along Flout Moor Lane (Track) across Flout Moor and Black Pasture. Over Stake Fell to join Busk Lane (Track), then south for a while before turning north-east to meet up with Stake Road (Track). Down into Thoralby via Haw Lane (Track) then north-east by way of Eastfield Lane to the bridge on Eshington Lane. North-west for a look at Aysgarth Falls (High Force) and finally west across farmland back to Aysgarth. A 12-mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales.


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The flooded Flout Moor Lane (Track) just outside Aysgarth.


The gateway to Flout Moor.


Looking north-east towards Wensleydale.


The view north from Flout Moor over to the hills of Askrigg Common.


The track across Black Pasture.


Addlebrough, height 480 metres (1575 feet), as seen from Black Pasture.


Stake Fell is predominantly rough grassland.


The view of Addlebrough from Busk Lane (Track).


The silhouette of Penhill (horizon, centre of picture) is visible as we head east to join Stake Road (Track).

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Swallow Hole.


Shooting lodge and pond at Side Well.


A spring appears at grid reference SD 9636 8566 and its waters go on to form Skellicks Beck.


Heading down to the village of Thoralby on Haw Lane (Track).


A cut in the landscape created by Hacker Gill Beck, with Height of Hazely (left) and Harland Hill (right) in the background.


The picturesque village of Thoralby.


Eastfield Lane.


Eshington Bridge.


Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden

Built between 1906 and 1914 by the alpine specialists James Backhouse & Son of York, for Frank Sayer Graham, a local game and fur dealer and amateur horticulturist.

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