Just over 20 miles from
Richmond in picturesque Wensleydale, the market
town of Askrigg (or ash ridge) is famous as the
setting for the much-loved television series ‘All
Creatures Great and Small’ about a fictitious
country vet, James Herriott.
The series was based on the
novels of a real-life veterinary surgeon, Alf
Wright, who worked in Thirsk.
Cringley House doubled as Herriott’s home in the BBC series.
Beyond lies internationally important bog and heathland.
A short walk leads to the waterfall of Mill Gill Force.