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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
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.
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
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.