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Yockenthwaite is a hamlet in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Langstrothdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Yockenthwaite is 20 miles north of Skipton and 8 miles south of Hawes.

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Yockenthwaite
Yockenthwaite is located in North Yorkshire
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54°12′24″N 2°08′50″W / 54.20665°N 2.14714°W / 54.20665; -2.14714Coordinates: 54°12′24″N 2°08′50″W / 54.20665°N 2.14714°W / 54.20665; -2.14714

Yockenthwaite lies on the north bank of the River Wharfe. It is better known than may be expected because a children's television character from The Rottentrolls takes its name from the hamlet.

Yockenthwaite stone circleEdit

 
Yockenthwaite Stone Circle

Ancient stones arranged in a circle, thought to be the kerbstones of a ring cairn,[1] can be seen near Yockenthwaite.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Raven (2004). "Yockenthwaite - Stone Circle". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 3 July 2007.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yockenthwaite at Wikimedia Commons