West Burton is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a large village green and no through road.

Also within the village is the West Burton Cauldron Falls one of the waterfalls drawn by Turner during his tour of the North of England.

West Burton has a real sense of community, with a village shop/tearoom, pub and family run butcher's shop.

There is also plenty for the visitor to see and do. As well as The Old Smithy Antiques there is Moorside Design Cat Pottery and country shop/weaver's studio, Fabric of the Field.

A wide variety of different types of accommodation is available to rent both in the village and the surrounding area. 

For further information and useful websites, please follow the links to the left of this page.



Sunday Lunch in the Village Hall, West Burton

11 December starting at 12.30 pm

Catering by Karen Chapman

Cost will be £12 per person

This is a popular annual event, so early booking is advisable.  Call Jane Ritchie on 01969 663385


 West Burton Lights Up

5.00 pm on Sunday, 11 December

The Christmas Tree will be switched on and we hope everyone will switch on their own Christmas lights all around the Village Green and the rest of the Parish.  Then come and join us on the Village Green for hot punch and mince pies.


 Quiz Night

Back by popular demand, the Quiz Night will be held on Saturday, 25 February 2017 starting at 7.00 pm. Further details to follow 

Report from the November meeting of the Parish Council


Bonfire Night

Councillors expressed their thanks and appreciation for the efforts of all involved in the Bonfire Night Event on 5 November.  It was agreed that the bonfire and fireworks had been spectacular.  The council also thanked all the people who had helped to raise the funds for the event.  Councillor Andy Landau reported that over £900 had been collected during the year which could be put towards next year's event.

Christmas lights switch-on

Further details for the Christmas lights switch-on at 5.00 pm on Sunday, 11 December, were considered.  It was agreed that more lights for the cherry tree should be ordered.  Arrangements were also made for providing punch and mince pies on the village green straight after the switch-on.  

Village shop

Councillors welcomed the news that the new owner of the village shop was now in residence and the shop had re-opened with increased stock and extended opening-hours.  The council wished the new owner every success and thanked the team of volunteers who had helped to keep the shop going during the hand-over period.

Site meeting with the Highways Department

The council took up the kind offer by the Highways Department of North Yorkshire County Council for a site meeting to clarify responsibility for cutting back overgrown trees and other vegetation on highway verges in the parish.  Councillors had expressed their concern about damage to tractors and other vehicles caused by overgrown vegetation, particularly on roads approaching the village. 

Street light

Councillors expressed their disappointment that nothing further had been heard from Richmondshire District Council regarding the replacement of the street light which had been removed from Peel House on the Front Nook.  The clerk was asked to contact the District Council before the next meeting to find out if any progress had been made on finding an appropriate alternative site.  

Village cross

Two quotes for the work to re-point the village cross were considered and a decision made as to who should carry out the work.  The clerk was asked to notify the two contractors accordingly.  The council would continue to look for funding to help with the cost of the work.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6 December in the Village Hall, West Burton