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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Report from the June meeting
Councillors were pleased to note that the new railings by the waterfall were now in place and that there had been many appreciative comments about them. The council also noted that work on improving the surface of the car park would be completed soon and that this work would be extended to the track on the north side of the lower green. Also under discussion were ways to improve the interpretation board by the waterfall and the sign about amenities at the entrance to the village.
Dog fouling on the Eshington road
The chairman reported that the signs that had been placed on the Eshington road seemed to have been effective in that the incidence of dog fouling had lessened considerably. The clerk confirmed that she would still put an item in the next newsletter asking dog owners to pick up after their pets not just on the Eshington road, but elsewhere in the village.
Flooding near Sorrelsykes
The clerk reported that Mr Bell of Sorrelsykes farm had kindly agreed to clear out the ditches on either side of the B6160 near his property, once again, to help alleviate the flooding that was prone to occur there whenever it rained. This had worked well in 2014 when West Burton and the B6160 had formed part of the Tour de France route.
Event on the village green on Saturday, 25 June 2016
Councillors were happy to give permission for an event to be held on the village green on Saturday, 25 June, which was being organised by the landlord of the Fox and Hounds Inn in West Burton. The event was to celebrate the hopefully successful completion of the 'Lumps and Bumps Charity Challenge' being undertaken by five local people. They hoped to complete a walk to the tops of the Three Peaks followed by a 100 miles bike ride, all within 24 hours. The money raised by this venture would be put towards Macmillan Cancer Care, the Low Mill Outdoor Centre at Askrigg and the Great North Air Ambulance. The event on the village green would start at 7.30 pm and would include a barbeque and dancing to two bands, Broken Biscuits and Spirit Levellers.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 2 August 2016