Hawes - Bainbridge Circular Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 16
2019

13 people attending

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£10.00
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11.6 Miles with some steep climbs

Starting in Hawes, this walk works its way to Gayle and on to Shaws Lane then to Burtersett. From Burtersett it's upward, climbing to cross the roman road. Then upward again to cut through a gap between the hills before descending towards Countersett. There's time to pause and take in the views of Semer Water, which is the second largest Natural lake in North Yorkshire. From Semer Water, the route joins the Pennine Way and follows the River Bain for a while before climbing towards Bainbridge. If it's a clear day, we might catch a glimpse of the outline of the Virosidvm roman fort before heading down to Bainbridge where we'll break for lunch.

If we're lucky, the classic cars from the Beamish Reliability run will be having their lunch break on the village green at the same time. There'll be plenty time to admire the cars.

After lunch the hike then continues along the road for a while before crossing the River Ure. After the bridge, the route joins a closed section of the Wensleydale Railway towards Hawes. The walk then turns away from the line across farmland to Sedbusk before dropping back down into Hawes and over the bridge by the former railway station.

At Hawes there's the possibility of visiting a pub or a tea room for refreshments.

I've done a couple of recces of this walk and my view is that it's not suitable for dogs due to a combination of wildlife, livestock, and the number of stiles.

Beamish Reliability Run Lunch top at Bainbridge Village Green
Gayle Beck at the centre of Hawes
Bainbridge village green
Closed section of Wensleydale Railway
Closed section of Wensleydale Railway
Semer Water from Countersett
Farmland between Hawes and Burtersett
Farmland between Hawes and Burtersett
Beamish Reliability Run Lunch top at Bainbridge Village Green
Gayle Beck at the centre of Hawes
Bainbridge village green
Closed section of Wensleydale Railway
Closed section of Wensleydale Railway
Semer Water from Countersett
Farmland between Hawes and Burtersett
Farmland between Hawes and Burtersett

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