Aysgarth Falls Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre, DL8 3TH

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometres).

Walk Description

Starting Point: Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre, DL8 3TH

Key Highlights:

  • Upper Falls: The first set of falls you encounter, known for their impressive drop.
  • Middle Falls: Featured in the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", offering a picturesque and powerful cascade.
  • Lower Falls: The final and perhaps most beautiful of the three, surrounded by woodland.

End Point: Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for families and casual walkers.

Terrain: Well-maintained paths, some sections may be muddy, particularly near the upper falls and in wetter seasons. Steps and rocky surfaces near the falls.


  • By Car: Parking available at the Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre.
  • Public Transport: Buses run to Aysgarth; check the Dales Bus website for schedules.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes or boots with good grip are recommended due to potential muddy areas and rocky paths near the falls.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. There are cafes at the Yorkshire Dales Centre and the Mill Race Tea Shop for refreshments.

Navigation: The route is well-signposted and marked on trail maps available at the visitor centre. A detailed map (OS Explorer OL30) can be helpful.

The Aysgarth Falls walk is a delightful, short hike through lush meadows and woodlands, showcasing three stunning waterfalls along the River Ure.

Starting from the Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre, this easy circular route offers picturesque views and serene spots perfect for a family outing or a casual stroll.

Enjoy the natural beauty and rich history of this iconic location, known for its cinematic and artistic connections.

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