OS grid reference:- SD 905 790
The hamlet of Yockenthwaite stands in the Langstrothdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is located on the north bank of the River Wharfe, around 8 miles to the south of the village of Hawes and 20 miles to the north of the market town of Skipton.
The curious name means Eoghans clearing in a wood. The small hamlet is known by a children's television character from The Rottentrolls takes its name from the hamlet.
Yockenthwaite Meadows, are an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), as they are so species-rich. Willdflowers to be found there include wood crane's-bill, pignut, common knapweed, bird's-foot trefoil, autumn hawkbit, devil's-bit scabious and salad burnet, as well as three species of orchids.
Nearby, on the north bank of the infant River Wharfe, is a stone circle (OS Grid Ref- SD 899 793), an area of ancient stones arranged in a circle thought to be the kerbstones of a ring cairn. . The circle consists of about 24 stones measuring 7 metres by 6.5 metres with what could be the remains of an outer circle or kerb in the northwest quadrant. It has gaps towards the northeast and southeast where presumably stones are missing.