Bransdale is a valley running south through North Yorkshire, England, and part of the North York Moors National Park. Sandwiched between Bilsdale to the west and Farndale to the east, it is formed from the dales of Bransdale itself at the top of the valley, Sleightholmedale and Kirkdale. It carries a river called Hodge Beck en route from Cockayne to the River Dove from Farndale three miles south of Kirkbymoorside, which runs on into the Vale of Pickering and the River Rye.
Another description is provided by A Vision of Britain through Time (from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-1872))
Bransdale West Side
Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Bransdale West Side was considered to be a civil parish in Kirkbymoorside Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkdale in the Rydale Wapentake.
Bransdale West Side was abolished in 1934 and combined with the Farndale civil parishes in the locality to become a large civil parish of Bransdale.