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There are plenty of picturesque walks that pass by The Three Horseshoes, and it’s the perfect spot to stop for a refreshing pint or a delicious bite to eat. Whether you’re looking to start, end, or take a break in the middle of your walk, we’ve got you covered.

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Wensley circular river walk

The market town of Leyburn has some lovely trails to follow through beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.

This circular walk from the town visits the pretty little village of Wensley with a riverside section along the River Ure. There's lovely views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales countryside and a nice country pub in Wensley to visit.

Start the walk from Low Wood Lane just to the south west of the main parking areas in the town. Follow the lane south and it will lead you to the river. You can then pick up the riverside path heading west along the Ure to Wensley. The village gives its name to the dale Wensleydale and includes a Grade I listed church dating from 1300. There's also an attractive village green and rows of pretty stone cottages. You can stop for refreshments at the Three Horse Shoes pub where there are great views looking over lower Wensleydale from the beer garden.

After exploring Wensley you can follow footpaths back through the countryside to Leyburn.

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Wensleydale Walk

This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force and the Aysgarth Falls. It's a nice waterside trail with great views of the beautiful Wensleydale countryside to enjoy.

The walk starts in the small Richmondshire village of Wensley, which gives its name to Wensleydale. You then cross Wensley Bridge over the River Ure and pick up the footpaths on the southern side of the river. The trail heads west through the riverside woodland toward Redmire Force waterfall. The multi-drop waterfall is a fine sight, and a much more peaceful area than it's nearby neighbours at Aysgarth.
The route continues to Slapestone Wath where there are a number of stepping stones over the river. You could cross the river here and head north to visit Castle Bolton with its fine 14th century castle. This route continues west to the wonderful Aysgarth Falls where there are woodland trails, a nature reserve and an excellent visitor centre.

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Leyburn Shawl Walk

This circular walk explores the Leyburn Shawl limestone escarpment in Wensleydale. It's an interesting and attractive area with fine views from the elevated position of the Shawl.
The walk starts from the western side of of the market town of Leyburn, next to Leyburn Hall. From here you can pick up a public footpath heading west up onto the Shawl. Here you'll find woodland sections, benches and open areas with wonderful views across the Yorkshire Dales. It's a good path running for two miles to Tullis Cote. Here you turn south, passing waterfalls, before crossing Wensley Park to enter the little village of Wensley. In the village you can enjoy a stroll down to Wensley Bridge and enjoy nice views of the River Ure.
From Wensley you pick up a footpath heading north east, which will take you back into Leyburn where the route finishes.

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Leyburn to castle bolton circular walk

This circular walk from Leyburn takes you west to visit one of the highlights of the area at Castle Bolton.

You'll also visit the photogenic Redmire Force waterfall and the neighbouring villages of Redmire and Preston-under-Scar. Along the way there are great views of the lovely Wensleydale countryside and riverside paths along the River Ure.
The walk starts in the town and heads south west along the Leyburn Shawl Walk to the village of Wensley. Here you can pick up a riverside path along the River Ure heading west to Redimire Force, passing West Witton on the way.
The route then heads north to the village of Castle Bolton where you can visit the popular Bolton Castle. The historic 14th century castle includes expansive grounds with lovely gardens, a maze and excellent views from the top of the fortification.
The route then heads east to the small village of Preston-under-Scar, passing pockets of woodland on the way. Near here you pick up the Leyburn Shawl again and follow it east to return to Leyburn.

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