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West Burton - Templar Chapel - Aysgarth Walk

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You can see why James Herriot was so fond of West Burton, it really is a thoroughly pleasant place.  West Burton Falls are hidden away in a secluded glade just below the village. You'll want to linger and take a photo, but after you do, the walk takes you over the pastureland below Penhill as far as the ruins of the Knights Templar Chapel near West Witton.  On your way, keep a look out for the views along Wensleydale and Bishopdale and over to Castle Bolton.

From the Templar Chapel, you drop to Temple Farm and an unfortunate but necessary kilometre along the A684. Don't worry, it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.  This leads you to the River Ure and the first two of the three Aysgarth Falls, Lower and Middle Force. All too soon, the path leaves the river to pass by the charming Aysgarth Church (and an optional visit to High Force) and on to Aysgarth Village.

After refreshing yourself at the George and Dragon Inn, it's just a short couple of kilometres back over pastureland to West Burton.

Dog-owners please note, there are one or two dog-unfriendly stiles en route and sheep a-plenty - so please keep them on a lead. There is also the stretch along the A684 to consider if your pooch isn't too keen on fast traffic.

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