WENSLEYDALE WEDGE
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Wensleydale Wedge - 19th November 2006
WALK STATISTICS
Date 19th November 2006 Description Wensleydale Wedge
Start Point Askrigg Village Hall Peaks Climbed Stake Fell 537m
Total Time 8hrs 25min
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Time taken for all statistics
Walking Time 7hrs 45min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 40min    
Distance 23.00 miles    
Moving Average 3.0 mph    
Elevation at Start 216 metres Temperature 3°C
Total Ascent 890 metres Weather Sunny
Max Elevation 546 metres Walking With 200 Walkers - approx
WALK NOTES

Askrigg Village Hall - Corner Of Wall - Bainbridge - Semerwater Bridge - Ruined Chapel - Stalling Busk - Track Junction - Gate - Thoralby Village Hall - Aysgarth Falls - Freeholders Wood - Low Thoresby - Castle Bolton Car Park - Heugh - Askrigg Village Hall

A very early start. Arrived in Askrigg in Wensleydale to check in at 7.00am. After a heavy shower an hour or so before the walk the day turned out to be a lovely sunny one. It was very muddy in places throughout the walk and I encountered my first snow of the season on the high moors on Stake Fell. Semer Water had burst its banks and the car park which I passed near Semer Water Bridge had disappeared!! The River Ure at Aysgarth Falls was certainly in spate. The last leg of the walk from Castle Bolton back to Askrigg was surprisingly long for many walkers.

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MAP 3
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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL30 Explorer - Yorkshire Dales (Northern & Central Areas)
PHOTOGRAPHS
A dark and early start in Askrigg
Checking In at Askrigg Village Hall
Askrigg Village Hall
Starting off on walk through Askrigg
River Ure on way to Bainbridge
Walking through Bainbridge
River Bain and Bainbridge
Flooded field on way to Semer Water Bridge
Crossing stile on way to Semer Water Bridge
Semer Water and flooded car park
Semer Water
Semer Water
A VERY muddy field on way to Stalling Busk
Semer Water
Wensleydale looking towards Hawes
Wensleydale and Stalling Busk
Track leaving Stalling Busk
A snowy track looking back into Wensleydale
Checkpoint 3 - Track Junction on Stake Fell
Heading towards Stake Fell
A snowy path to Stake Fell
A snowy path to Stake Fell
Stake Fell Summit
A snowy path across Stake Fell
Path continues to Thoralby
Stream near Thoralby
A typical scene along the walk
Path from Thoralby to Aysgarth
View over fields to Castle Bolton
Entering Castle Bolton
Bolton Castle
Bolton Castle

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