Aysgarth Falls

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Aysgarth Falls
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Lesley V
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We were staying up north for a little break away from the busy Birmingham city centre and we had the best time roaming around the Dales and the Moors. Aysgarth Falls were recommended to us, and we were not disappointed at all! One thing to note is there are two seperate car parks and when you go down the main road there is a sign for “Aysgarth Falls Parking” to the right hand side, this is just behind “The Falls” pub and gift shop, if you didn’t want to walk up a rather large hill on the way back I’d recommend driving further to the one near the visitors centre over the bridge, relatively same price to park though the 1st car park has a minimum of 2 hours to pay for whereas the other one is per hour. Regardless, max car park fee of £3 which is nothing for the views you get and the memories made (and compared to Birmingham car park pricing, that is very cheap!) Pictures don’t even do the views justice, it was absolutely magical and I would recommend to anyone going, and I will surely be returning! Thank you Aysgarth!
Written September 27, 2020
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Hello Lesley, what a lovely review and one that makes our job so worthwhile! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Dales and Moors. Two spectacular areas to visit. Thank you for your review and for recommending us to others.
Written October 6, 2020
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andrew t
Chatham92 contributions
A lovely place to visit but the car park was extremely busy the day we went. Having said that the warden was very accommodating and squeezed us into a space.
The car park costs between £3 and £6 so it is worth considering a weekly ticket (£15) if you are going to be in the Dales area for a while. There is definately a case for extending the Wensleydale Railway to this site.
The falls had plenty of water going over them and were a great site. There is plenty of room for socially distanced picnics at the top falls, though an additional donation is requested to enter the area. The middle and lower falls are free save for the car park charge.
There is a small cafe and gift shop, though at the time of our visit the National Park Centre was closed
Written July 26, 2020
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Thank you for your review and for visiting Aysgarth Falls.
Written October 8, 2020
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sharonbrown911
St. Neots, UK30 contributions
Highly recommend checking out the walking route on a website that can be found by searching gps routes which gives you a circular walk that brings you to the bottom of the falls and if agile enough (and there's not too much water) you can clamber all the way up the falls. We would also highly recommend having cake in the cafe. The cookie I had was the best ever and my husband had a flapjack that was warmed and was delicious.
Written June 22, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to visit Aysgarth Falls and place a review. We are particularly pleased to hear your warm and positive comments on the Coppice Cafe and shall pass them onto the staff. Many thanks for visiting.
Written July 6, 2022
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Izzy86
York, UK16 contributions
Family
We visited Aysgarth falls a few days ago. Its a gorgeous place, very relaxing. Next time we will probably pack a picnic as we ate in the little visitor centre in the car park which has a cafe. The food there was fine and reasonably priced.
Next time we visit we will leave the pushchair in the car and take the carrier instead. It is all perfectly accessible with a pushchair but the terrain can get a little bumpy and towatmrds the lower falls there are steps so we didnt go all the way down. A lot of our time was spent at the upper falls where there are picnic benches and a large grass area which our daughter ran around on for ages chasing bubbles.
Written August 9, 2022
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Whiterose87
Wakefield, UK363 contributions
Family
Came here today as a family of 4. We chose to park in the bottom car park where the visitor centre is, the parking price was £4.80 for all day which I didn’t think was too bad. I know some people would say that it’s expensive but it is a national trust site and it’s a place where you can spend as little as possible if you want to so the parking is a small price to pay. There is also another car park at the top of the hill however I’m unsure how much this one charges. When we arrived the car park was busy but we still managed to get a space and lots more were readily available.
There are toilets located next to the visitor centre which are free of charge and they are very clean.
The walkways are all well maintained and it’s very clean and tidy, you can see that it’s a place that’s clearly maintained to a high standard. The only negative might be if you have mobility problems due to the hills and getting to the falls themselves may pose a problem.
There are the lower falls and higher falls where you are able to go in the water for a little paddle however do be careful as it can be very slippy and uncomfortable on your feet! There’s also a middle falls however this one is just a viewing area and you can’t actually enter it (I presume this is for safety reasons).
If you have a dog then it is literally a canines dream place! There’s plenty of footpaths to walk around and plenty of water for the dogs to roam around in.
We will definitely return in the future however would do it after some heavy rain to get the full affect of the water.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you for your comprehensive review of Aysgarth Falls and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are actually the Yorkshire Dales National Park and therefore not a National Trust site. Thank you for the compliment on our toilets, which are a credit to our cleaner, and also the fact that you found the footpaths well maintained and generally tidy. For our visitors with mobility issues we do recommend the middle falls which are 230 metres from the National Park Centre. Our parking charges are £4.80 for all day or £2.70 for up to two hours and people with a blue badge get an extra hour. We hope to see you again soon.
Written June 24, 2021
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MattAndLol
Bradford, UK374 contributions
Family
My husband was celebrating his birthday on a sunny September Saturday & we wanted a day out somewhere we'd never been before so we decided on Aysgarth Falls followed by a pub lunch & a visit to Leyburn in North Yorkshire. Our 18 year old son was with us. We managed to get a car parking space at the visitors centre car park, though it was very busy at about 11.15 am, we thought it was quite reasonable to pay £2.70 for parking for 2 hours, there is no other charge to see the Falls. (Don't park in the private car park that you see first as you turn down into the village, it's a longer walk, keep going till you reach the actual National centre.) We spent a very enjoyable 2 hours at the Falls, if you took a picnic & your children wanted to paddle with water shoes on etc you could probably spend longer here. There are toilets & a cafe as well as an information centre at the car park.
We found the whole place was very well signposted & all 3 waterfalls were quite nearby. However as someone with a Mum in a wheelchair I would say that it's not really wheelchair or people with mobility problems friendly, most of the paths were bumpy or don't go near enough to the Falls due to the big rocks. The 3 of us had no problems & we especially liked the lower falls & spent most of our time there, the views are beautiful & sitting by the gushing waters clears your mind of worries. Our son was more adventurous in exploring the lower falls area, there was plenty of room to spread out from others. We brought our walking boots with us which were very useful as the rocks are uneven & there's lots of potholes filled with water. The middle falls are just visible from a viewing platform so we had a quick look then finally went on to the upper falls, this had a grassy area with picnic tables at the side of it which was much busier with people in large noisy groups sunbathing, paddling & picnicking, this wasn't our cup of tea so we didn't stay here long, the power & beauty of the falls is more apparent at the lower falls in our opinion & it was quieter. Overall we really enjoyed the falls & found it a lovely place to relax in nature for a couple of hours.
Written September 19, 2021
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the paths well signposted.. We do recommend the middle falls for people with mobility problems or parents with pushchairs. If you are ever in the area again please do call into the Visitor Centre as we could provide information on walks suitable for people with disabilities. Thank you for visiting Aysgarth Falls.
Written September 30, 2021
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Val W
Merthyr Tydfil, UK1,132 contributions
This time, we visited later in the day than we have previously and so the Visitor Centre was not open but we still used the car park adjacent to it the most convenient parking for reaching the falls. When we have visited it previously, we have enjoyed it.

As it was off season, the area was quiet and we hardly saw anyone else. Walking in the dappled light of the woods with only the bird song and running water as accompaniment was magical.

The falls are by no means the steepest in the world but they are beautiful and the walk between them is not a difficult one although people with certain mobility issues would find it difficult to get some viewing spots.

It is possible to follow a a route up to Bolton Castle but it is worth realising that it is a fairly steep rise.
Written June 1, 2022
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Hello Val, thank you for your lovely review. We do think early morning or evening is a lovely time to visit Aysgarth Falls as it is so peaceful then and you have more chance of seeing some of the local wildlife. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to Aysgarth Falls again hopefully before too long!
Written June 9, 2022
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Steve L
Hucknall, UK514 contributions
If you have travelled to Canada then you probably wonder what all the talk is about. Certainly these falls are not massive or high, but after it has rained the falls are interesting and quite noisy. They are not on a par with Canadian waterfalls but if you are in the North Yorkshire Dales then don’t miss this. It will take the average person about 40-50 minutes to walk from the visitor centre to the high, middle and lower falls so only pay for 2 hours parking unless you intend to take longer or stay longer.
Written July 6, 2021
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Hello Steve, thank you for your review of Aysgarth Falls. Shall put Canada on my 'To Do' list. Thank you for visiting us.
Written July 9, 2021
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timbo50
Salisbury, UK52 contributions
We turned up into the car park unsure as to where the falls were. Seeing our hesitation, we were approached by Keith and Simon, who explained the routes and provided a wealth of background information. Both Keith and Simon are excellent ambassadors for the National Trust with their very friendly, informative and welcoming ways. It’s the first time we have visited a National Trust site and found it a really good experience. It was magical walking through the wooded areas and hearing the concert of bird song. If you’re in the area it’s a must place to visit.
Written June 20, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. Keith and Simon are volunteers for the Yorkshire Dales National Park and do a sterling job advising our visitors. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit so much. Please note we are a National Park and not the National Trust. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
Written June 22, 2022
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Nicky K
Uckfield, UK170 contributions
Couples
The ‘falls’ were seriously over crowded, parking was expensive for what was a 30 minute visit tops. There are prettier falls in nearby Harmby that haven’t been so heavily commercialised.

Very underwhelming, full marks for their marketing manager.
Written June 20, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. I don't know at what time of day you visited but early morning/late afternoon can be a lovely time to visit especially if walking through the woodland to the middle and lower falls which can be really peaceful. With regard to parking we do provide two free ten minute parking bays which do give time to visit the upper or middle falls. Thank you for visiting us.
Written June 24, 2021
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