Dibblesdale is the valley of the River Dibb - one of England's shortest rivers - which flows out from Grimwith Reservoir and down under Dibble's Bridge before joining the River Wharfe between Burnsall and Appletreewick in Lower Wharfedale.

The name derives from the River Dibb and "Dibble" - which is an old English word for "Devil". As such the "Devil's Valley" of Dibblesdale is just one of the strangely named places having supernatural associations in the so called "Barden Triangle" area of the Yorkshire Dales.

There are no villages in this very short dale, though the pretty village of Hebden is close nearby.

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