Leyburn Tourist Information
Leyburn Tourist Information

Walking around Leyburn

Leyburn is a perfect base for your walking holiday. There are walks directly from the town centre in every direction, including walks to Bolton Castle, Redmire, Jervaulx Abbey, West Witton, Middleham Castle and Bolton Hall. Many of the walks take in Leyburn Shawl with panoramic views of rolling Wensleydale towards Penhill and the Coverdale Fells. Below is a ten-mile circular walk from Leyburn town centre to Redmire and back.

Leyburn to Redmire

A walk of five miles taking in Leyburn Shawl and the village of Preston under Scar, with many points of interest en route. Click on the file below to download.

Leyburn to Redmire Walk
Leyburn to Redmire.pdf
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Redmire to Leyburn

Redmire to Leyburn walk
Redmire to Leyburn.pdf
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A walk of five miles back to Leyburn via Wensley, with points of interest en route. Links with the outward walk to make a lovely ten-mile day walk.

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Leyburn circular walk to Middleham and East Witton

An 11-mile circular walk taking in Middleham and East Witton. Click on file below to download.

Leyburn and Middleham 11-mile walk
Leyburn to Middleham 11-mile circular walk
Middleham walk 11 miles.pdf
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Leyburn to Bolton Castle

Leyburn to Bolton Castle via Preston and Redmire 6.5 miles
Leyburn to Bolton Castle.pdf
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The Wensleydale Way - 60-mile walk around Wensleydale

The Wensleydale Way is a new 60-mile walk around Wensleydale, starting and finishing in Leyburn. Leyburn has long been a destination for walkers and this new walk puts Leyburn on the long-distance walking map. The walk has been devised by Diana Jolland, whose series of 'Pub walks' and 'Just the Ticket' walking leaflets are sold widely throughout Wensleydale. Diana, chairman of Leyburn Walkers Are Welcome group, has spent many months researching the route and now the walk is published in a booklet to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Wensleydale Society, with profits being donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The booklet, wonderfully illustrated by local artist David Nash, provides a detailed guide to walkers in a series of eight routes starting in Leyburn and going to Redmire, Askrigg, Hardraw, Garsdale Station, Gayle, Bainbridge, West Burton and back to Leyburn. The booklet is currently out of print.

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The Dales Haven

Leyburn Tourist Information website is provided by The Dales Haven Guest House, which also provides a walk-in inquiry service for visitors on a purely voluntary basis. The service has been provided for seven years with the help of volunteers with no public funding. A council-funded tourist centre closed in 2011 and the Dales Haven was asked by the district council if it would volunteer to provide a service.

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