The Grey Panthers
27 September 2017, - Aysgarth Falls, Redmire & Castle Bolton

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8.3 miles

Explorer Map OL30, - Yorkshire Dales (North)

A year-round walk in a popular walking area.
The walk starts from the Visitor Centre car park at Aysgarth Falls, - where all three sections of the Falls can be viewed.
The walk uses clearly marked footpaths and there is no difficulty with navigation.
The footpath between Redmire and Castle Bolton affords some superb views of Wensleydale (and Penhill), and especially a view towards the castle in Castle Bolton.

Memory Map
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above link.
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)

Some new mapping software is now available which you may want to try, - QUO mapping. You can download the software for free from the link below, complete with demonstration maps. Having installed QUO, you can import and export Memory Map overlays. Thus YOU DON'T NEED Memory Map to use any of the overlays provided on the Grey Panthers web site, - just use QUO!!

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Park in the Visitor Centre car park at Aysgarth Falls (SE011 887). Fee to pay.
There is a clearly marked path to the Upper Falls, which can be visited either at the end of the walk or the start of the walk.
Head to the Middle and Upper Falls, again using a clearly signed and indicated footpath.
From the Lower Falls, take the field footpath to Hollins House Farm.
Continue of the field footpath towards High Thoresby Farm.
Before you reach this latter farm, take the track that runs beside the field wall that heads Eastwards to join Thoresby Lane.
Continue along the lane to Low Thoresby Farm, then along the farm road to Low Bolton.
Now follow the road Eastwards towards Redmire (CARE : this road was surprisingly busy).
When you reach a lane on your left head up this lane into Redmire.
At the top end of the village is a large Sycamore tree with a bench under it. Just past this tree is a lane in which a footpath runs Northwards.
Follow the footpath across a field up to the railway line. Cross the line, then take the track left. When you reach a road, cross the road and immediately take the field footpath to Castle Bolton.
In Castle Bolton, continue past the castle (Bolton Castle) and follow the broad track over pastureland that eventually brings you down into Carperby.
Head South Westwards along the main street in Carperby until you come to the road junction.
Here turn left and continue Southwards until you come to the field footpath on your right that returns you to Aysgarth Falls.

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