The village of Askrigg is known for its impressive old market cross which stands almost central of the linear village, directly in front of their parish church, St Oswald’s – which cannot be missed! And of course being the set of the well-known television series aired in the 1970’s and 80’s of All Creatures Great and Small, where Skelldale House was famed – home of the fictional dales vets James Herriot, whilst The Kings Arms also become the setting of ‘The Drovers Inn’.
Full of beautiful eighteenth and nineteenth century houses, Askrigg is a compliment to itself. Making a fabulous home to a number of friendly and helpful families, three pubs, two tearooms and a handful of holiday homes, B&B’s and a small family ran hotels. You will never go short of something to do or somewhere to visit when in Askrigg!
Askrigg is a great centre point for starting and finishing various long or short walks, depending on how much of a challenge you are willing to endure. A breath taking view on a sunny blue skied day will never be missed during a walk in Wensleydale!
Whether you are heading out on The National Parks Upper Wensleydale audio trail, which explores the village of Bainbridge and Askrigg too, visiting the mills that used form an important part of the industry of the valley or perhaps heading further along the valley to Hawes, home of The Wensleydale Creamery, via a footpath route through the luscious green fields or the roman road, or more eastwards to Carperby, Castle Bolton, Redmire or Aysgarth Falls – you could always catch the little white bus to bring you back to base!