Leaving Hawes on
the way to Aysgarth is Bainbridge. An attractive village, it is set out
around a large green at the centre of which are some stocks, used to
punish minor offenders in days gone by. To the south of Bainbridge is
one of the Yorkshire Dales' few expanses of open water, Semerwater.
Linked to the River Ure by the shortest river in England, the River
Bain, Semer Water is a clean, well maintained lake which offers a safe area for outdoor swimming
The village green
and stocks, Bainbridge.