Population: 563 Grid Reference: SD948910 Co-ordinates: 54.315,-2.081

5 miles (8km) east of Hawes is the village of Askrigg, featured in the long running television series, All Creatures Great and Small. The village is also known for it's clock-making and knitting. Set in the cobbles in the village square by the market cross and stone pump is an ancient bull-baiting ring. It was a custom for a man who wanted a fight to turn the bull ring over and a potential challenger to turn it back, an old way of saying "Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough"!

The River Ure flows along the southern edge of the village and is fed by Grange Beck, Paddock Beck and Newbiggin Beck here.
There are two pubs, two restaurants and two shops in this former market town. Askrigg is to the northeast of Bainbridge on the opposite side of the River Ure.
Askrigg once had a railway station which the Wensleydale Railway Association hope to rebuild when the railway is extended from it's current western terminus at Redmire through Hawes to a junction with the Settle to Carlisle Line at Garsdale Head.