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Upper Bishopdale, below Kidstones Pass

Bishopdale is a dale in the North Riding of Yorkshire, which runs down into Wensleydale. It iss within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This dale is a side dale on the south side of Wensleydale, and extends for some six miles south-west from Aysgarth.


There are three villages in the dale, all in its lower part: West Burton, Thoralby and Newbiggin.[1]

The Bishopdale Beck flows through the dale to join the River Ure about a mile east of Aysgarth. The B6160 road follows the path of the river from its junction with the A684 to the watershed at Kidstones Pass where it continues to Cray and Buckden in Upper Wharfedale.[2]

The highest point in the dale on the road is to be found at Kidstones, some 804 feet above sea level.

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  1. Bagshaw, Mike (2014). Yorkshire Dales: local, characterful guides to Britain's special places. Chalfont St Peter: Bradt. pp. 124–125. ISBN 9781841625492. 
  2. Scholes, Ron (2011). Yorkshire Dales. Ashbourne: Horizon Press. p. 121. ISBN 9781843065081.