Parish milestone, Howgill

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Parish milestone, Howgill MYD36597 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Parish milestone, Howgill MYD36597 (c) YDNPA, 2023

An old milestone possibly set up after legislation in the late 17th and early 18th century required parishes to erect guideposts to the next market town for the benefit of travellers. This example is set into the wall along Howgill Lane, part of the old market and lead route between Skipton and Pateley Bridge. The stone is inscribed ‘To Pateley Bridge M6’.


Wright, Geoffrey N (1985) Roads and Trackways of the Yorkshire Dales. Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing


From Barden Tower (beside B6160), take road to Howgill. After 1 mile, turn right down track to Howgill Lodge Caravan Site. 90 metres past the Lodge and the Barn the milestone is set into a wall opposite a footpath sign to Skyreholme.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Barden Tower. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


View from level, well-made track.