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Arncliffe in Littondale for walks and holidays

The village of Arncliffe is a conservation area south of the valley in Littondale. It has a village green with a pub, called the Falcon which serves food and fine ale and sells day tickets for fly fishing for brown trout on the River Skirfare.

The Church of  St Oswald stands beside the river at the north end of the village. It  was built in 1841 but incorporates a 15th century tower and replaces earlier versions dating back to the 12th century. It still records the list of Men of Littondale who fought at the Battle of Flodden. One of the purposes of the village stocks was to punish those who did not attend church on a Sunday!

Other local buildings are mainly typical solid stone-built Dales style, some dating back to the 17th century. A primary schol educates the children of the surrounding farming community.

Other places to visit in Arncliffe are:

  • Bridge House where Charles Kingsley, author of the 'Water Babies' once stayed.
  • The fells around Arnciffe are marked by exposed crags and scars of limestone. Yew Cougar Scar is a point of interest.
  • Spring is a good time to visit to see the lambs and daffodils.

The narrow road to Arncliffe is an offshoot off the B6160 which eventually leads to Litton, Foxup in the depths of the wilderness.

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