Yarnbury henge

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Yarnbury henge is situated in a commanding position high above Wharfedale. It is similar to the henge called Castle Dykes in Wensleydale. Both are unusual in being situated on high ground rather than the more normal riverside terrace.

Yarnbury Henge - aerial photo MYD4364 (c) YDNPA 2023 (ANY 324/23)

Yarnbury Henge – aerial photo MYD4364 (c) YDNPA 2023 (ANY 324/23)

Yarnbury is a small henge measuring 31 metres in diameter between the centres of a turf covered stony bank. The bank is about 4 metres wide with a maximum height of 0.5 metres. There is an internal rock cut ditch about 3 metres wide and 0.5 metres maximum depth. There is a single entrance 2 metres wide to the south east. There is no trace of internal structures.


Harding, A F with Lee, G E (1987) Henge Monuments and Related Sites of Great Britain. Oxford: BAR British Series 175


Take Moor Lane north out of Grassington. Just under a mile along take public footpath on right signed to Hebden Bridleway. Henge is 250 metres further on.

Public Transport Details

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


Step gap stile with lambing gate at start of footpath. Footpath is rough and muddy in places.