W5: The Former Chapels Of Arkengarthdale


Enjoy code: 167998
Food and drink
Target groups
Youth, Elderly, Adult
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Available tickets

22/09 2024 9:15am
The Station Station Yard RICHMOND
Provided by The List


Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start at Langthwaite Car Park (GR: NZ 005 023, What3Words: ///ticket.until.yummy) at 10.00am. 6 Miles. Easy. £7

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Arkengarthdale was an internationally significant lead-producing area. Alongside the industry, nonconformist religion flourished, and seeking out the (now redundant) chapels of the time gives an agreeable focus to this easy walk through a remote and peaceful corner of the Dales. Expect historical snippets, wonderful views and the call of curlews and lapwings. Leaving Langthwaite – familiar to fans of the original “All Creatures Great and Small” TV series – we follow Arkle Beck to the tiny hamlet of Whaw, before turning back along the farm road across Seal Houses Moor. After a walk through the grounds of imposing Scar House, a short detour takes us via the deserted churchyard of Arkle Town back to Langthwaite.