Penhill with its beacon dominates the skyline of lower Wensleydale and begs to be climbed, whilst Aysgarth Falls are rightly famous and simply have to be seen. The suggested 9 mile BLACK route (with 1794ft of ascent) visits Penhill via Chantry and West Burton. The alternative 7 mile RED route with (642ft of ascent) combines the falls at Aysgarth with a visit to one of the finest fortified medieval manor houses in England. It heads north to the semi-feudal village of Castle Bolton, dominated by the fortified manor of the de Scropes, and returns via the quaint Quaker village of Carperby.