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reaches a narrow lane and a right turn past working farm buildings.

(5) The pretty hamlet of Gawthrop enjoys an elevated position on the side of Dentdale and used to boast a shop and a café. The lane passes farmhouses and cottages fronted by colourful gardens and over a bridge at the bottom of the road descending from Barbondale. After a turn to the left and downhill, look out for a finger post on the left directing you around Mill Dam Farm, through a metal gate and alongside a beck down to the main road and a few yards of road walking to the left.

(6) At Barth Bridge, squeeze through the gap on the right, down the steps and onto the Dales Way beside the River Dee. At Hippins, the path rejoins the road for a few yards and weary walkers may be tempted to shorten the finish by staying on the road straight into the village. To enjoy the walk to its full, however, rejoin the riverside path, until, just after a wooden bench and a stile with integral dog gate, a 90 degree turn right takes you along a stone wall, through a kissing gate and then another gate at the corner of the campsite. Follow the wall side and through the narrowest of little gates onto the road, where a left turn will quickly take you back to the car park.

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