Semer Water - Wether Fell - Marsett - Semer Water

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This walk has much of interest on its route and one such attraction is that it starts from one of Yorkshire's few lakes. Semer Water is a glacial lake which is believed to have had Iron Age lake dwellings upon it. The walk then climbs it way up to Wether Fell to join a Roman road (Cam High Road) which as you pass along it gives superb vistas over Wensleydale, Sleddale and Raydale itself. The return route is down Bardale, passing some delightful little waterfalls and pools carved into the limestone stream-bed of Bardale Beck, then onto the tiny village of Marsett. From Marsett the way is along Marsett Beck before crossing meadows to reach the ruins of Stalling Busk Old Church. The church was built around 1722 and some parts of the structure are thought to date from an earlier church of around 1602 or 1603. The interior is divided into two arcades, unusual in that they run north to south instead of east to west. After leaving the church, the way passes through more pasture and past Semer Water to join a country lane and the short walk back to the start.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Wensleydale


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, River
11/17/2012 - Barbara Howcroft

Did this walk 11/11/2012 very good walk. Dog friendly. Just to let you know the parking fee is now £2.50 for all day. Barb,Jeff and Millie the dog.

5/14/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Many thanks to Chris Bibby for his photo for WP10. Adrian (Admin)

8/8/2006 - Alan Sturges

This a superb walk. Semer Water is a gem. The return down Bardale gives a delightful walk in. 10/10

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