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Details for Langstrothdale

River Wharfe
View from Yockenthwaite Moor

Langstrothdale is a deep valley which supports the beginning of the River Wharfe from high up at Langstrothdale Chase, where the scenery is breathtaking. The limestone crags are dotted with caves and potholes which attract walkers, climbers and visitors to the area.

The steep sides of the valley are lush and green, dotted with trees and are mainly used as pasture land. The fields are divided by dry limestone walls and farm buildings. Within the valley are the villages of Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite and Oughtershaw.

Hubberholme is a tiny village with a population of around 30. The village houses the historic church of St Michael and All Angels. The church dates back to the 12th century and still has the remains of ancient burial grounds within its walls. There is a picturesque bridge over the river, around which a small number of houses and The George Inn are situated. An annual meeting of the Hubberholme Parliament is held at the Inn each January.

Yockenthwaite is a tiny hamlet, with a handful of houses and farms clustered together, which lies on the Dales Way Walk. The fields are lush and green and are mainly used as grazing for sheep. The Yockenthwaite Stone Circle is an ancient monument which stands close to the Dales Way and provides a point of particular interest to visitors to the area. There are several delightful walks from the village, including the Yockenthwaite to Cray Wildlife Walk which takes in all the wonderful and diverse flora and fauna and natural limestone habitats which are home to a wide range of species. It is a perfect walk for bird watchers as a wide variety of meadow inhabitants and water birds can be observed. The clear water of the river provides...


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