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Town Head Farm water troughs

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Town Head Farm water troughs

YDNPA, 2004,

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Town Head Farm water troughs

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36590

Parish: Grassington

OS Grid Reference: SD999648

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Two large gritstone cattle watering troughs lie alongside a lane running to Grass Wood from Grassington. They were probably once fed from a natural spring now dried up. Their modern plastic equivalent is sited nearby, fed from the mains water supply.


Turn left into Chapel Street from Grassington Main Street. Follow Dalesway signs up Bank Lane. Turn left at path signed Grass Wood Lane. Cross field. Go through stile down to Cove Lane. The troughs are on the left. Approx 3/4 mile from village centre.

Public Transport Details

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


Rough path across fields with several awkward stiles.

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