More About Burnsall

Burnsall in The Yorkshire Dales

A view over Burnsall Bridge

Burnsall village is one of the Yorkshire Dales prettiest villages situated by the river Wharfe famous for its beautiful views and scenery and its picturesque bridge.

On a walk around the village the old chapel, church and village school are of particular architectural and historic interest.

A short walk up the river bank towards Hebden, trout, grayling, mallard ducks, moorhens, kingfishers and lots of other wildlife can be spotted.

Just up from the vicarage, Parsons Well can be seen bubbling up in the river and further up the river bank Loup Scar Gorge – a stunning limestone feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Many pretty rural scenes can be seen around the village, from lambs being born and jumping around in the spring to the many traditional farming practices taking place like dry stone walling and haymaking. Fish can be seen rising from the river to take the fly, and owls and other birds of prey can be spotted hunting.

In August every year the traditional Village feast and sports takes place, including the fell race. A good walk up to the fell will provide you with stunning views of Burnsall and the Dales. After all the excursions, the village green is an ideal place to relax by the river.

In the villages around Burnsall there is the Wonderful Cruk barn at the Craven Arms Appletrewick, the ruins at Barden Tower and the Priest House. Parceval Hall at Skyreholme, Bolton Abbey, Grassington with its cobbled square, Grass Woods, Kinsey Cragg and Kilnsey Park, Coldstones Cut and many scenic routes to walk, cycle or drive.

Within easy reach of Burnsall, Harlow Carr Garden, Salts Mill, Harewood House, Haworth home of the Brontes, the market towns of Skipton and Settle, Pateley Bridge, Ilkley, Harrogate and the magnificent city of York