A brisk walk around the lovely countryside of Askrigg.
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- Start Point: Askrigg Car Park, Parkins Garth, Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3HD
- Finish Point: Askrigg Car Park, Parkins Garth, Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3HD
- Distance: 6 Miles
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From the car park, turn right onto Leyburn Road, and then turn left as the road turns into Main Street. As the road splits, veer right to carry on Main Street onto Mill Lane. In the field after Broad Close, look to the left and take the footpath on the left. Follow the clear path into the trees, and across Paddock Beck via the footbridge. Turn right on the path instead of going straight, and follow the line of the trees.
Ahead are three junctions with other footpaths; ignore the one to the left and then the one to the right, and at the third, turn to the right to again follow the edge of the trees on the right. The path is clear on the ground as it follows the line of the beck, until it crosses over it via a footbridge. The path now turns to the left to follow the edge of the trees on your left until it reaches a dual-walled track on the right.
Turn right and walk down the track, called Low Straights Lane. Carry on along this track, eventually turning right on on the fourth footpath to branch off on the right. Follow the clear path on the ground to the left of the barn and then follow the line of the trees on your left through two fields to go past another barn on the left. Then follow the wall on the left to the gate at the bottom. Turn left and follow the clear footpath between the buildings in Askrigg on Moor Road.
Turn left Turn right after a house and before an area of grass on the right, and follow this track into the fields. Veer to the left into the next door field, and good through the various gates to reach the road Howgate via a gate, Turn right, then turn left at the next road junction to walk down Low Gate. At the first public footpath sign, marked Aysgarth, turn left through the gate.
Head to the right of the barn, then into the narrow gap between the boundary walls, before crossing over the next wall via the stile and then heading to the left of the next barn. Join the lane, Thwaite Holme Lane, and turn left, following the lane until it crosses Newbiggin Beck towards Nappa Mill. Turn right on the path, crossing over the beck again, and follow the River Ure to reach a road.
Turn left to follow the road as it bends, but then turn right on the footpath before the road crosses over the river. Ignore the diagonal path to the right, but continue straight on along the side of the river. When you reach a T-junction of paths, turn right and follow the clear path past the sewage works to the road. Turn right and follow the road all the way back to the car park.