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.




Report from the January meeting of the Parish Council


Councillors at the recent parish council meeting expressed their appreciation and thanks to everyone involved for the successful Christmas lights 'switch-on' event.  The turn-out had been very high with many people enjoying the excellent punch and mince-pies in the Fox and Hounds Inn which had been served after the official turning on of the Christmas tree lights on the village green.  Councillors agreed that the green, and other areas of the village, had looked very festive with many lights being switched on at the same time.  The Council decided that it would certainly consider holding the same event next year.

Site meeting on verges and drainage

The clerk reported on a site meeting she had attended with representatives of the Highways Department of North Yorkshire County Council and Yorkshire Water.  This had, firstly, been in connection with clarifying who was responsible for cutting back overgrown vegetation on roadside verges.  She was pleased to report that the Highways Department had agreed that it was responsible for these areas and had already undertaken the clearance of an area around Westholme Bank.  The council was assured that the clearance of other areas would follow shortly.  Councillors expressed their appreciation to the Highways Department for this useful and necessary work in keeping rural roads in the parish clear of overgrown vegetation.  At the same meeting, the Highways Department and Yorkshire Water had investigated the cause of a persistent seepage of sewage into the rainwater drainage system which runs into the beck at the bottom of the village.  A broken sewage pipe had been discovered adjacent to a rainwater drain which was believed to be the culprit.  Remedial measures were considered by the Highways Department and Yorkshire Water, and it was hoped that work on repairing the problem would start soon

Light on the Front Nook

The council was disappointed to hear from the clerk that there was still no progress on renewing the street light on the Front Nook, despite further requests for information.  The clerk was asked to keep trying to obtain answers from the relevant department of Richmondshire District Council.

Village cross

Councillors heard that two offers of assistance with funding had been received for the work to re-point sections of the village cross.  Councillor John Blackie was thanked for his offer of £500 from a fund at his disposal and Councillor Gail Dent reported that she had obtained an offer of a further £500 from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  The remaining £700 would be met from parish council funds.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 14 March 2017