Aysgarth Falls: Middle Falls

On Saturday, after exploring York and the York Minster in the morning, we rented a car and drove to the Yorkshire Dales.  We hiked to the Aysgarth Falls, and continued hiking on a circular path through the countryside to get back to our car at the visitor’s center.  It was a beautiful day, giving us a chance to experience the lush, rich landscape that inspired so many artists.

The waterfalls reminded me a bit of the gorge near Canajoharie, NY.  The steps in the riverbed and erosion of the fossil-rich limestone were very similar.

Aysgarth Falls: Lower Falls

Exploring the potholes at Aysgarth Falls

After visiting the falls, we followed a path that took us through some fields where we met sheep and many dog-sized rabbits.  While the autumn leaves weren’t as brilliant as they are at home, the grass was a deep, lush green, and the low sun gave a warm glow to the scenery.

Hiking at Aysgarth Falls