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You can get a guide to a 5 miles circular walk (2.5 hours) from Bedale to Crakehall from the Bedale Tourist Information Centre written by Diana Jolland and Mauram Burner - thank you! See also Bedale Town

and  Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Index

Walk to Crakehall Village: After walking along the footpath of the A684 you turn right across the fields to head for Crakehall village.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: You cross over the track of the Wensleydale Railway.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: There are many fields of good arable land between Bedale and Crakehall

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: A simple beautiful rural landscape

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Quietly grazing cows in a land almost devoid of people!

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: In Crakehall, apart from the older houses there are some splendid barn conversions and attractive gardens - my compliments to the owner!

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: The lovely wide five acre village green of Crakehall village.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Village green

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Prominently situated in front of the village green is Crakehall Hall which was extended in 1732.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: The village green is well manicured in front of this fine building.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Crakehall Hall is an early 18th century building in the grand Georgian style. It has seven bays and two and a half storeys with a hipped roof. The entrance has an added later 18th century porch of two pairs of Roman Doric columns and a fluted frieze.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Some of the cottages astride the village green, many date from the early 18th century.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village:  The Bay Horse Inn, the local Crakehall pub, popular with locals and visitors, good beer and good food.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: View of the village green and Crakehall Hall from in front of the Bay Horse Inn.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: St Gregory's Church is situated on the village green and was built in 1840 by John Harper. It has a tall bellcote and a buttressed nave.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: St Gregory's Church

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: The nave has groups of three stepped lancet windows but the east window (centre) has a group of five tall lancet windows. A simple, humble, but not unattractive church.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: The stream (river?) running through lower Crakehall by the busy A684 road.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Attractive houses and cottages on the banks of the stream.

Georgian Crakehall ?

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Once again you cross over the Wensleydale Railway.

 

Walk to Crakehall Village: Wensleydale Railway near Crakehall

 

Wensleydale Railway near Crakehall

 

Wensleydale Railway

 

You return to Bedale via country lane and the footpath alongside the busy A684 road from Bedale to Leyburn

 

There is considerable lovely countryside to admire from the car e.g. Wensleydale  Crakehall village

There is considerable lovely countryside to admire from the car e.g. Wensleydale and many attractive small towns and villages worth a stop if time permits e.g. Crakehall village and the small town of Bedale (pictures below).

Crakehall village  Bedale Town

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