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West Witton - a pleasant village for a break in the Yorkshire Dales

West Witton

West Witton is a small village on the A684, that runs from Bedale to Hawes and on to Sedbergh, in Wensleydale.  Most of the houses in the village lie along the main road.  There are a few amenities for holidaymakers such as a hotel, café, village store and various footpaths that offer gentle walks in very pretty countryside.

For tourists who have gone on holiday without a book, it's worth popping into the tea rooms attached to the local store where a library of second hand books is on hand. Enjoy a very good coffee or tea served in a pot plus a variety of savoury or sweet Yorkshire snacks and experience warm local hospitality.

west witton village store and tea shop

Burning Bartle Weekend

An ancient tradition is celebrated in the village on the Saturday nearest to St. Batholomew's Day when the village people burn Bartle. This is the chance to see a local custom which is a spectacle of grown men creating a good excuse to enjoy a night of revelry.

Lovely country walks in West Witton

Take a walk into the fields and be amazed at the vast numbers of wild flowers in the natural meadows. Tiny clear streams carve their way through the ground. There are dragonflies and butterflies to spot. There are way-marked footpaths to follow to various points of interest.

wild flower meadow west witton yorkshire dales

The village is encircled by the hills of Wensleydale which form a picturesque backdrop.

Wensleydale scenery in west witton