Yockenthwaite stone circle

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A small stone circle 7.6 metres in diameter comprised of 24 closely set limestone boulders. It is believed to be of Bronze Age date and current thinking is that the stones once formed the kerb of a burial cairn. The circle is set on a slight bank, 1.8 metres wide alongside the River Wharfe at the foot of the steep slopes of Yockenthwaite Moor. It is visible from a wide expanse of the surrounding fell.


Raistrick, Arthur (1929) ‘The Bronze Age in west Yorkshire’ Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 29 pp354-365

Yockenthwaite stone circle MYD3847 © YDNPA, 2023 (YTH9)

Yockenthwaite stone circle MYD3847 © YDNPA, 2023 (YTH9)


From Buckden take road signed to Hawes up Langstrothdale to Yockenthwaite (2 1/2 miles). Cross over narrow stone bridge on right and take Dales Way footpath heading west. Stone circle lies beside footpath after 1/2 mile.

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


Sligth incline from bridge up to footpath. Hand gate. Path to site is grassy but uneven and muddy in places.