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Wensleydale is the dale or upper valley of the River Ure on the east side of the Pennines, one of the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England.
It is one of only a few Yorkshire Dales not currently named after its principal river, but the older name, Yoredale, can still be seen on some maps and as the Yoredale Series of geological strata. The dale takes its name from the village of Wensley, once its market town.
The valley is famous for its cheese, with the main commercial production at Hawes. Also famous are its ales from Theakston Brewery and Black Sheep Brewery in Masham. Most of the dale is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Part of lower Wensleydale, below East Witton, is within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Addlebrough, a 481-metre-high (1,578-foot) fell, dominates the landscape of the upper dale, and Penhill at 526 metres (1,726 feet) is prominent in the lower dale.
Photos by Stuart & Jenny
Darkness will descend around 4.00 pm and, besides encouraging walkers to arrive at the finish in good time, this provides us with the opportunity to run a quiz. The end of walk party will be held in the Crown Inn, Askrigg. Sandwiches and chips will be laid on circa 4.30 pm (at a nominal charge per head) and the quiz will follow at approx 5.00 pm. There’ll be prizes for 1st & 2nd placed teams (max 5 per team, please!) and course, the coach will depart promptly at 6.30 pm as usual.
Information Sheet : 2011_12_Yorks_Dales_Wensleydale_1-0