Aysgarth Falls is a well-known beauty spot half a mile from the village of Aysgarth in Wensleydale.
There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen throughout the year. The River Ure contains brown trout, grayling and the native white-clawed crayfish. Salmon used to be seen jumping the falls.
In the summer the meadows attract many species of butterfly including commas, fritillary, ringlets, tortoiseshell, peacock, gatekeepers, and meadow browns – as well as dragonfly and damselfly.
The surrounding fields and woodland contains chaffinchs, wagtails, siskins, robins, finches, tits, woodpecker and owls, and many other species of bird.
the Smithson family and friends out for a paddle.