Lodge Yard, Askrigg

Yorkshire Dales, England

Nappa Hall and Newbiggin walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

Nappa Hall originates from 1450-60 built as a fortified Manor House, for the powerful Metcalfe family. In recent times it has functioned as a working farm and bed and breakfast accommodation.

Follow the main road, downhill beyond the church and The Temperance Hall, turning left into a lane running alongside the animal feeds factory. This leads directly to the River Ure, but 20 metres before reaching the river, swing left making towards a signpost. The way soon resumes a riverside setting, continuing downstream to Worton Bridge.

While enjoying the riverside scenery a glimpse to the left reveals Askrigg, nestling beneath Ellerkin Scar, and the road to Muker in Swaledale wriggling over the horizon. Closer to Worton Bridge the castellated outline of Nappa Hall comes into view.

Emerging from the fields at the bridge turn left towards a stile on the right - signposted Aysgarth. Continue along the riverbank, then cross a footbridge and head towards Nappa Mill Farm (Nappa House on some maps).

At the farm swing left, walking away from the buildings along the access road. Immediately before reaching a bridge hop over the stile walking towards a gate in the far corner, near a telegraph pole.

Maintain the previous line across the next field to arrive at a lane. Turn left to walk past Nappa Hall emerging on a main road - turn left.

Follow the road for a short distance turning right at the first opportunity, into the quiet hamlet of Nappa Scar. Seek a stile beyond the last building on the left - signpost Newbiggin. Walk in an almost straight line across a dozen fields, to arrive at another tiny hamlet - Newbiggin. Along the way look for the unmistakable straight line of the Roman Road, snaking over Wether Fell, across the valley on the left.

At Newbiggin walk around the small ‘green’ to enter a lane to the left alongside a large barn. After a few paces pass cross a bridge and go left, then through a gated stile on the left, then follow a well-used path across the field towards a wall angle then follow the same line to another stile. Pass through a wide gap in a wall with Askrigg’s rooftops in sight and tread an obvious route across two more fields.

The exit stile is hidden by trees close to some cottages but is easily located. At the road swing left, returning to Askrigg.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


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