Yorke's Folly

The Grade II listed Yorke’s Folly dominates the skyline above the village of Bewerley, and sits on the Nidderdale Way. It was commissioned by the Yorke family and like the Druid’s Temple it was constructed to provide employment in a recession.

The three shafts that were originally built in the late 18th century were designed to look like the ruin of an east window or church crossing. Locally known as ‘Two Stoops’, one of the shafts was blown down in a storm in 1893.

It can be visited at any time and provides superb views over the surrounding countryside.