The Burning of Old Bartle

Saturday 24th August 2013

West Witton, nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire

The Doggerel

On Penhill Crags he tore his rags

Hunters Thorn he blew his horn

Cappelbank Stee happened a misfortune and brak' his knee

Grassgill Beck he brak' his neck

Wadhams End he couldn't fend

Grassgill End we'll mak' his end


Shout, lads, shout!



Are you coming to see Bartle burn?


Burning Bartle - The Trail

The Bartle Trail was developed in 2005 and seeks to provide a waymarked route of Bartle's progress around and above the village. The trail is marked by a series of mosaics embedded in the stone walls, each created by children and adults from the village.

Regardles of any legends, the trail is an enjoyable 4 mile walk around the village and up onto the slopes of Penhill, offering fine views of Wensleydale and the surroundings


A leaflet is available here (PDF) from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.