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Linton Falls | Linton

Linton Falls
North Yorkshire

Linton Falls | Linton

Linton is a village immediately south, and across the River Wharfe, from Grassington, and eight miles north of the market town Skipton.  The green of this small, picturesque village is set among a fine Vanbrugh almshouse, a pub and three stone bridges over its beck.


Not far to its northeast, Linton makes a second impressive appearance, where Linton Beck runs down to the River Wharfe at the limestone Linton Falls, there bridged for walkers on a path up the Wharf’s north bank to Grassington.


Amidst the group of cottages close by the Falls is a charming, 14th Century, packhorse, 'Little Emily's Bridge', a few minutes' walk from the church of Saint Michael and All Saints.  Dating from the 12th Century, Linton Church as it is usually called spreads an apron of churchyard, decorated with buttercups and fine gravestones, upon a small river plain bounded by a bend to its east of the Wharfe, as it flows from the Falls toward Burnsall, along the Dalesway.  Except at high water, the river is crossed near that churchyard by a much photographed, ancient course of stepping-stones, below an old, now renovated mill house.