Now, this walk is a personal favourite of our Yorkshire Dales expert Jonathan, so if you get the chance to walk it then do! Starting at the stunning ruins of one of the Cistercian abbeys, the walk passes through the abbey grounds (look out for deer as you go) before crossing the river Ure and heading up in to the pretty village of Thornton Stewart, and it takes in some of the area’s most beautiful scenery along the way.
Dating all the way back to 1156, the Jervaulx Abbey estate’s a peaceful spot to visit as well as a picturesque one, and you’ll feel far from the hustle and bustle of modern life as you wander its grounds and follow them down to the river.
The Coverbridge Inn makes the perfect place for a pit stop and a pint of something refreshing, and this walk’s a real favourite with those walkers who like to take in the area’s history along the way. Jonathan’s favourite section of the route is the part between Coverbridge Inn and the abbey, and the paths are easy to navigate all year round.