Gargrave is a delightful village set astride the River Aire, approximately four miles northwest of Skipton, on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the famous Malham Cove. It boasts wide green riverbanks on which to sit and enjoy the river, watch the world go by or admire those brave enough to negotiate the two sets of stepping stones that cross the river. There are traces of Gargrave’s industrial past in mills now converted into dwellings, and an old mill race, known locally as the Damside. Further afield there is evidence of a Roman settlement. Three delightful greens nestle within the village boundary, giving an opportunity to wander leisurely and enjoy the rose covered cottages and views of the surrounding hills. Photographs credited to Derek Steele Photography, Gargrave.

There are delightful walks alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal punctuated by locks and spectacular views. The Pennine Way runs through the village.  There are popular pubs within the village and a Co-op, post office and various shops and cafes.

Leeds Liverpool Canal

The Village Hall is centrally located with free parking at the Hall and in car parks nearby. If you are driving in, the address is West Street, Gargrave,BD23 3PT Click the link for a map.

Photographs ©️Derek Steele. Derek is a Gargrave resident with a passion for photography. It is a personal interest, but on a regular basis he happily shares his delightful wildlife and striking local interest images with Gargrave’s local Community on its Facebook pages.  Our sincere thanks to Derek!