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.





 West Burton Lights Up

Sunday, 10 December 2017

at 5.00 pm around the Christmas Tree

on the Village Green

Come and join us for free punch and mince pies 


Report from the November Meeting of the Parish Council

Councillors asked the clerk to pass on their appreciation to the organisers of the very successful bonfire night event which had taken place on Saturday, 4 November.  As ever, the event had gone very well and everyone involved was thanked for their efforts, not only on the night, but for all the fundraising activities that had taken place over the year.  The council noted that over £1,200 had been raised for next year's bonfire night.  It was with sadness that councillors heard that the two main organisers, Mr Andrew Hawkins and Ms Keren Webster were now retiring from organising the event and they were thanked for their considerable efforts over many years.  Mr Peter Wheeler has kindly agreed to take on the organisation for next year.

West Burton lights up

Details of this event. on Sunday, 10 December at 5.00 pm, were discussed.  It was agreed that a marquee would be put up in front of the Fox and Hounds Inn so that the free refreshments could be served from there and the Christmas tree lights could be enjoyed.  Plans were also made to light up the cherry tree on the village green and it was hoped that houses around the green could switch on their lights at the same time.  Everyone was then welcome to come and enjoy punch and mince pies.

Waterfall footpath

Councillors thanked Richmondshire District Council for the offer of a grant of £700 to be put towards the cost of the repairs to the footpath near the waterfall.  Councillors Rowland Dent and Andrew Landau reported that they had met again with the contractor and various options for the repair had been discussed.  These were considered and approved by the council and the clerk was asked to contact the contractor to ask him to go ahead.

Budget and precept

The clerk tabled a detailed breakdown of the accounts for the current financial year, and a proposed budget forecast for the financial year 2018/19.  This was accepted by the council after its consideration and the budget for the next financial year was set.  It was agreed that the precept should not be increased but should remain the same as it has been for the last four years.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5 December.