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Yorkshire Dales Walks

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Appletreewick10 miles (16 km)This circular walk takes you to some of the highlights around the small village of Appletreewick in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. The 10 mile walk includes waterside sections along becks and rivers, a section through a wonderful limestone gorge and a visit to a lovely reservoir. View Full Details>>
Askrigg5 miles (8 km)Enjoy riverside paths, waterfalls and moderate climbs on this walk around the North Yorkshire village of Askrigg. It's a figure of eight walk but you could complete as two separate circular walks if you prefer. View Full Details>>
Aysgarth Falls2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are three tiers to the falls which make for a wonderful spectacle, particularly in wet weather. The upper and middle falls were featured in the film'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. View Full Details>>
Baildon Moor2 miles (3 km)This large area of moorland near Bradford is great for walkers and cyclists. There's miles of good trails and fantastic views of Leeds and Bradford from the elevated position of the moor. View Full Details>>
Barbon Beck Barbondale9 miles (15 km)This lovely valley in the Cumbrian section of the Yorkshire Dales is a great place for a peaceful, waterside walk. It can also be made into a challenging circular walk by climbing Castle Knott Hill and Calf Top Hill. View Full Details>>
Beamsley Beacon3 miles (5.5 km)This short climb in the Yorkshire Dales visits Beamsley Beacon which is also known as Howber Hill. It's located close to the little village of Beamsleyin the Craven district of North Yorkshire. You can start the walk from here and then follow a mixture of country lanes and public footpaths to the hill. The summit stands at a height of 326 metres (1,070ft) and includes a number of stone cairns, dating from the Bronze Age.From the peak there are splendid views over the surrounding hills and countryside including the nearby Chelker Reservoir. You can extend the walk by continuing on to Old Pike. View Full Details>>
Bradford Millennium Way45 miles (72 km)This waymarked circular walk takes you on a tour of some of most beautiful countryside, pretty villages and attractive moorland in West Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Bronte Waterfall and Top Withens7 miles (12 km)Visit these two landmarks associated with the Bronte sisters on this delightful literary walk in West Yorkshire. The two sites can be reached from Haworth which is just a few miles east of the falls. The area known as Bronte Country is exceptionally beautiful with flowing becks, attractive moorland scenery and great views of the Pennine Hills. It is quite a challenging walk climbing to a height of over 1300ft on the high points. View Full Details>>
Buckden Pike7 miles (12 km)This circular walk climbs to the 702 metres (2,303ft) summit of Buckden Pike in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Buckden Pike is considered to be one of the finest climbs in Yorkshire with its splendid views over the beautiful Wharfedale and the Nidderdale AONB. View Full Details>>
Burnsall to Grassington4 miles (6 km)A delightful waterside walk along the River Wharfe from Burnsall to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a very beautiful part of the river with stunning views of Wharfedale and a visit to Linton Falls to enjoy. The route is fairly easy going, running for just a few miles along a section of the waymarked Dales Way long distance trail. View Full Details>>
Castle Bolton2 miles (4 km)Visit the wonderful grounds of the 14th century Bolton Castle before exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village. It's a short walk to the castle from the village of Castle Bolton. For a fee you can explore the gardens and the maze before climbing the castle for wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales. You can also learn about the fascinating history of the castle. Mary, Queen of Scotsstayed there for six months in the 16th century. After her defeat in Scotland at theBattle of Langsidein 1568 she fled to England, posing a threat to the position of the ProtestantQueen Elizabeth I. View Full Details>>
Catrigg Force7 miles (12 km)This circular walk visits the beautiful Catrigg Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a wonderful spot and can be easily reached from Stainforth. This longer walk starts at Settle and involves some more challenging hill climbing. View Full Details>>
Cautley Spout2 miles (4 km)Cautley Spout isEngland's highest (cascade)waterfallabove ground. It's located near Sedburgh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This walk follows a footpath running alongside the waterfall from Low Haygarth to the top of the spout. It is a steep climb but the footpath is essentially a series of steps so it is quite an easy path to the follow. This is likely to be a very peaceful walk as the area does not attract too many visitors. Ideal if you are looking for some solitudein beautiful surroundings. You could continue your walk by climbing further over the beautiful Howgill Fellswhere there are magnificent views of the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Circular Walk in Swaledale11 miles (18 km)This 11 mile circular walk around Swaledale takes in some of the highlights of this beautiful area of the Yorkshire Dales. On the way you'll enjoy lovely riverside sections along the River Swale, a series of pretty waterfalls and a visit to the striking Gunnerside Gill. View Full Details>>
Cotter Force1 miles (1 km)This walk visits the lovely Cotter Force waterfall near Appersett in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts at the roadside parking area next to Holme Heads Bridge and follows a good footpath along the Cotterdale Beck to the falls. The falls are very pretty, comprising of six steps, each with its own small waterfall. The area is good for birdwatching too. Look out for dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers and redstarts. View Full Details>>
Dales Way78 miles (126 km)This wonderful walk takes you through the fabulous Yorkshire Dales and on into Cumbria and the spectacular Lake District. View Full Details>>
Digley Reservoir2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this delightful reservoir near Holmfirth sin the Yorkshire Dales. There are lovely views of the surrounding moorland, woodland and countryside to enjoy as you make your way around the water. View Full Details>>
Druids Temple9 miles (15 km)Visit this fascinatingreplica ofStonehenge, on this lovely walk from Masham. View Full Details>>
Easby Abbey1 miles (2 km)Visit the fascinating ruins of the 12th century Easby Abbey and enjoy a stroll along the River Swale on this easy walk in Richmondshire. View Full Details>>
Embsay Reservoir1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a short stroll around this reservoir in North Yorkshire. It's a lovely, quiet spot, with great views across the surrounding moors, hills and countryside. View Full Details>>
Fountains Fell8 miles (13 km)Climb to this prominent fell in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside. The circular walk starts from the beautiful Malham Tarn and climbs to the fell using a section of the Pennine Way National Trail. The route climbs to a height of 668 metres (2,192ft) with lovely views of the pretty Fountains Fell Tarn below. At the northern tip of the route you have the option of following the Pennine Way north west to Pen y ghent, one of the famous three peaks of Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Gargrave6 miles (9.5 km)This circular walk explores the countryside and canals surrounding this popular village in the Yorkshire Dales. The route makes use of the Pennine Way and the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to create a 6 mile round walk. It's a fairly gentle route with little climbing and splendid views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales hills. You can start and end the walk from the centre of the village which is accessible by train or bus. View Full Details>>
Gordale Scar4 miles (7 km)This walk climbs to the spectacular Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a popular walk through a wonderful limestoneravine with streams, waterfalls and striking geological features to enjoy. The unique area is about 16 million years old and has its own micro-climate which allows rare wildflowers and plants to thrive iin the gorge. View Full Details>>
Gouthwaite Reservoir5 miles (8 km)This walk takes you around this delightful reservoir, near Pateley Bridge and Ramsgill. The route makes use of the Nidderdale Way footpath which runs around the reservoir. It's a super place for birdwatching with three viewing areas on the edge of the reservoir. Look out forgreat spotted woodpeckerandnuthatch in the trees around the water.On the reservoir you can spot goosanders, goldeney,mallard,tufted duckandpochard. Other visitors include buzzard,red kite,hen harriers,merlinsandkestrels. View Full Details>>
Grassington Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)A lovely circular walk around Grassington, taking you along the River Wharfe to the village of Hebden before climbing into the countryside above the town. Along the way there's pretty weirs, waterfalls and fabulous views over Wharfdale from the high points. View Full Details>>
Grassington to Kettlewell6 miles (9.5 km)A linear walk on the Dales Way between these two popular Yorkshire towns. The route includes some wonderful limestone scenery and fabulous, far reaching views from the high points. It's about a 6 mile hike, with some moderate climbs along the way. View Full Details>>
Grassington Walks10 miles (16 km)The North Yorkshire town of Grassington is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Wharfedale on foot. It is the main residential and tourist centre inUpper Wharfedale and a popular place for walkers.Centred on its small cobbled square are a number of shops,public houses, cafes, restaurants and hotels. There is also the fascinating Grassington Folk Museum which tells the story of the history of Wharfedale. View Full Details>>
Great Shunner Fell8 miles (13 km)Climb to the highest point in Wensleydale on this popular walking route in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route begins at the village of Hardraw near to the lovely Hardraw Force waterfalls. It then follows the Pennine Way National Trail to the village of Thwaite. As such the path is well defined and way-marked. View Full Details>>
Great Whernside4 miles (6.5 km)Climb to this prominent fell on this walk in North Yorkshire. Great Whernside forms the watershed between Wharfedale andNidderdale, and is on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can ascend to the 704m (2,310ft) summit from the village of Kettlewell. It's about a 2.5 mile climb and considered by many to be one of the best in the Yorkshire Dales. From the summit there are wonderful views of Pen y ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Pendle Hill and the Lake Distirct Mountains. View Full Details>>
Grimwith Reservoir4 miles (6.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. There is a good footpath running around the reservoir with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. The reservoir is great for bird watching, look out for wildfowlincluding wigeon,teal,greylag geeseandCanada geese on the water.Other winged visitors to the area include ringed plover,northern lapwing,common redshank, curlew,reed bunting,lesser redpoll,whinchatandsedge warbler. View Full Details>>
Gunnerside Gill5 miles (8 km)This circular walk in Swaledale takes you through the lovely Gunnerside Gill. It's a beautiful valley with imposing scars, woodland, waterfalls and the pretty Gunnerside Beck running through the centre. The area has a fascinating industrial history having been a significant area for lead mining in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will pass several ruined buildings from this period including the remains of Blakethwaite Smelt Mill and the old mine offices. View Full Details>>
Hardraw Force1 miles (1 km)This walk takes you to the beautiful Hardraw Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales. Access to the waterfall is through the 13th century Green Dragon Inn for a small fee. It's worth the fee as the waterfall is England's highest single drop waterfall, falling some 100ft. A footpath takes you through ancient woodland and along the Hardraw Beck to the falls. The falls are in a lovely spot set in the spectacular narrow gorge of Hardraw Scaur.The area includes a new Heritage Centre with information about the falls and facilities such as toilets, showers and a cafe. View Full Details>>
Hawes10 miles (16 km)This circular walk around the market town of Hawes visits three lovely waterfalls and takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The town is in a great location for walkers with the lovely scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and some good waymarked footpaths to follow. View Full Details>>
Herriot Way50 miles (80 km)This long distance circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot. View Full Details>>
How Stean Gorge3 miles (5 km)Visit this spectacular limestone gorge and enjoy a walk through the beautiful Nidderdale countryside. You can park in the village of Middlesmoor and then follow footpaths to the gorge about half a mile south. It's great for walkers with lots of public footpaths along the rushing river and through the surrounding woodland. The area also has an activity centre where you can try caving, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. View Full Details>>
Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell5 miles (8.5 km)Explore some of the finestlimestone pavement in the country on this climb to Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell. The scenery is striking with boulders and unusual rock formations covering the landscape. You'll pass across Hutton Roof Crags and climb over Newbiggin Crags before reaching the high point at Farleton Knot. All the way there are magnificent views over the surrounding fells. The area is also a nature reserve with a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna. Look out for fly orchids, lily of the valley and dark redhelleborine. Wildlife includes small tortoiseshell and brimstone butterflies with birdlife such as woodpecker, long-tailed tits, redwing,fieldfareandmistlethrush. You may also see roe deer. View Full Details>>
Ilkley Moor5 miles (8 km)Visit this geologically fascinating area of West Yorkshire on this challenging and atmospheric circular walk on Ilkley Moor. The moor is in an elevated position above the town with attractive moorland and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. It's a beautiful place with pretty heather in the summer and a myriad of different footpaths to follow. View Full Details>>
Ilkley Riverside Walk6 miles (9.5 km)This walk follows the Dales Way and the River Wharfe from Ilkley to Addingham and Bolton Abbey. The route runs along a lovely section of the river with great views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales countryside to enjoy on the way. It's about a 6 mile walk on fairly flat, waymarked footpaths. View Full Details>>
Ingleborough Mountain8 miles (13 km)One of Yorshire's Three Peaks, Ingleborough stands at a height of 723 metres (2,372ft). This circular walk starts in the village of Clapham and takes you along Clapham lake to Clapdale Woods. You continue along Clapham Beck toward View Full Details>>
Ingleton Falls4 miles (7 km)One of the loveliest walks in England, this circular trail visits a series of beautiful waterfalls in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. View Full Details>>
Janet's Foss2 miles (3 km)Visit this lovely waterfall on this short walk on the National Trust's Malham Tarn Estate. The falls are located just over a mile from the village of Malham. You can pick up a nice footpath which climbs alongside a pretty beck and through garlic scented woodland to the falls. View Full Details>>
Kirkby Lonsdale5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this popular Cumbrian town. Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within the beautiful Lune Valley. It's a delightful place and home to 'Ruskin's View'. He described the view of the River Lune from the churchyard as 'One of the loveliest views in England'. It was painted byJ.M.W Turner in the early 19th century. View Full Details>>
Kisdon Force5 miles (8 km)This walk visits the stunning Kisdon Force, East Gill and Catrake Force waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The walk begins in Keld and first heads to the nearby Catrake Force. It's a beautiful spot comprising of a series of 4 steps each with its own small waterfall. The largest single drop being about 20 feet (6.1m). You then head to East Gill Force - it has two main torrents: the upper falls have an impressive 4.5 metre drop whilst the lower section is a series of stepped cascades that fall three metres as East Gill enters the River Swale. The walk continues east to Kisdon Force waterfalls. These stunning falls drop 10 metres (33ft)over two cascades and are surrounded by Kisdon Force Woods with mixed broad-leavedwoodlandincluding ash,wych elmandrowantrees. View Full Details>>
Knaresborough Round20 miles (32 km)This 20 mile circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside, lakes, rivers, woodland and villages surrounding the historic Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. It's a great way to explore this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Leighton Reservoir6 miles (10 km)This circular walk visits Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs before climbing into the surrounding moors for great views back down to the water. View Full Details>>
Leyburn4 miles (5.8 km)The market town of Leyburn has some lovely trails to follow through beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Linton Falls3 miles (5 km)This popular walk from Grassington visits the spectacular Linton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. You start off in the lovely village of Grassington and soon join the River Wharfe for a waterside stroll which takes you past the falls. There is a bridge across the river which affords fabulous views of the falls below. The route returns to Grassington through countryside footpaths. View Full Details>>
Malham Cove9 miles (14 km)This super walk visits two well known beauty spots in the Yorkshire Dales. The hike to the cove and tarn is one of the most popular walks in Yorkshire. The cove was exposed to a global audience when featured in the flim 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)'. It was used as the hideout for Harry and Hermione when they fled there to avoid capture. View Full Details>>
Malham Tarn Estate4 miles (7 km)This beautiful spot in the Yorkshire Dales is perfect for a safe cycle or walk. It is run by the National Trust and consists of a beautiful glacial lake, limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows. There are also delightful waterside paths along the tarn and a National Nature Reserve with a bird hide and rare plants. View Full Details>>
Masham4 miles (7 km)A circular walk exploring the countryside and rivers around the small town of Masham in North Yorkshire. The walk includes lovely riverside stretches along the River Burn and the River Ure. You'll also pass close to the Swinton Estate with its deer park and expansive parkland. View Full Details>>
Middleham7 miles (11 km)This circular walk takes you around the countryside surrounding the North Yorkshire village of Middleham. There's much to enjoy with a visit to Coverham Abbey, riverside paths along the River Cover and the atmospheric ruins of Middleham Castle. View Full Details>>
Mill Gill and Whitfield Force Waterfalls2 miles (3.5 km)Just above the little village of Askrigg in Wensleydale there is a lovely walking trail along a river with a series of pretty waterfalls and peaceful woodland. This walk starts in the village and follows the footpath to Mill Gill Force and Whitfield Force falls before returning through some beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. View Full Details>>
Norber Erratics2 miles (3 km)This walk climbs to this geologically significant set of glacial erraticboulders in the Yorkshire Dales. The Norber erratics can be reached from the nearby village ofAustwick. It's a short but quite challenging climb from the village to the rocks which are situated on the southern slopes of Ingleborough Mountain. The fascinating boulders were probably deposited by melting ice sheets at the end of thelast ice age, around 12,000 years ago. The walk exposes you to some fine limestone scenery with wonderful views to be enjoyed from the high points. The boulders are dramtically placed with the far reaching dales scenery making a striking backdrop for any photographer. View Full Details>>
Pateley Bridge Circular Walk11 miles (18 km)This circular walk around the Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge makes use of the Nidderdale Way to take you on a tour the countryside, reservoirs, rivers and woodland surrounding the town. It's just over 12 miles in length so it's one you can complete in a day. The town is an excellent base for walks in the Nidderdale area. It is also home to the oldest sweet shop in England and the fascinating Nidderdale Museum. View Full Details>>
Pen y ghent6 miles (9 km)Climb to the 694m (2,277ft) summit of Pen y ghent on this challenging circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Pen y ghent is probably the most famous and popular of Yorkshire's famous three peaks. The others are Ingleborough and Whernside. This route is the classic ascent from Horton in Ribblesdale via Brackenbottom Scar. View Full Details>>
Ravenstonedale4 miles (6 km)There are lots of nice walks to try around the pretty Cumbrian village of Ravenstonedale. The village sits within the Yorkshire Dales National Parkon the watershed between theRiver LuneandRiver Eden.There's lovely views of the Howgills, riverside paths, limestone pavements and challenging hill climbs to try in this beautiful area. View Full Details>>
Reeth4 miles (6.6 km)Explore beautiful Swaledale on this riverside circular walk in Reeth. There's lovely footpaths to follow along both sides of the river with fantastic views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales scenery. View Full Details>>
Ribblehead Viaduct4 miles (6.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this famous landmark in the Yorkshire Dales. The impressive viaductcarries theSettle-Carlisle Railwayacross Batty Moss in the valley of theRiver RibbleatRibblehead, inNorth Yorkshire. The Grade II* listedstructure is one of England's greatest monuments to Victorian engineering. It is a hugely pictureque spot with the structure surrounded by imposing Yorkshire Hills. View Full Details>>
Richmond North Yorkshire1 miles (2 km)This interesting North Yorkshire town has some lovely riverside trails along the River Swale and two fine long distance trails to try. It sits on the north eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can visit highlights including Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton. View Full Details>>
Richmond Way60 miles (97 km)Travel from Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle on this lovely walk through Lancashire and Yorkshire. You will travel through the lower Lower Lune Valley with a long riverside section at the start. You then head through the moorlands and fells of the Pennines and on into the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Finally, you follow the River Swale into the historic market town of Richmond - gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. View Full Details>>
River Aire47 miles (76 km)Follow the River Aire from Leeds to Malham Tarn on this splendid long distance walk through the Yorkshire Dales. View Full Details>>
River Swale Richmond3 miles (5 km)A short riverside walk from Richmond along the River Swale to the National Trust owned Hudswell Woods. You can start the walk from Richmond Bridge and then pick up the footpaths to Billy Bank Wood, Round Howe and Hudswell Woods. It's a lovely stroll through riverside woodland with bluebells, wild garlic, lesser celandines and wood anemones to look out for. There's lots of wildlife such as chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers and a variety of butterflies. View Full Details>>
Scaleber Force2 miles (3 km)Visit this beautiful waterfall on this short walk from the Yorkshire town of Settle. The waterfall is about a two mile walk from the town, following the Settle Loop along a series of country lanes and tracks. Although a short distance it is quite a challenging route with the waterfall situated in an elevated position above the town. It's a really beautiful spot with the water cascading down several levels to the deep pool below. View Full Details>>
Sedbergh - River Dee - Dentdale5 miles (8 km)A lovely waterside walk through Dentdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route uses a section of the Dales Way long distance trail to take you from the town of Sedbergh to the village of Dent, about 5 miles to the south east. View Full Details>>
Sedbergh Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)The Cumbrian town of Sedbergh is a good base for walkers with direct access to the Howgill Fells. It sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has been officially recognised as Walkers are Welcome town. View Full Details>>
Semer Water3 miles (5.5 km)Semer Wateris the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn. This lovely walk in the Yorkshire Dales takes you around the pretty lake and through the heart of Raydale. You'll pass rivers, becks, a nature reserve and some beautiful countryside. It's a hidden gem so you should enjoy a peaceful and tranquil walk. View Full Details>>
Settle Caves and Waterfalls Walk9 miles (15 km)This beautiful circuit around Settle visits a series of rushing waterfalls, pretty becks, limestone outcrops and mysterious caves. The walk runs for about 9 miles with some moderate climbing on the opening section before descending back to the town on the second section. View Full Details>>
Settle Loop10 miles (16 km)This circular cycle or walk explores the area surrounding the Yorkshire town of Settle. It's a beautiful area with striking limestone scenery and some challenging climbs with the reward of magnificent far reaching views. The circuit runs for about 10 miles with views of Malham Tarn, Yorkshire's Three Peaks and Attermire Scar. At the eastern end of the route you have the option of continuing on to the splendid Malham Tarn Estate. Here you can enjoy cycling and walking trails around the beautiful glacial lake and enjoy a climb to Fountains Fell. View Full Details>>
Settle to Malham Cove6 miles (9.8 km)This walk visits Malham Cove, one of the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales, starting from the nearby town of Settle. It's a fairly challenging 6 mile hike using a section of the Dales Highway long distance trail. Along the way there's some wonderful limestone scenery and tremendous views over the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Simons Seat6 miles (10 km)This walk from Bolton Abbey climbs through the Valley of Desolation to Simon's Seat. It's a beautiful, varied walk with waterfalls, rushing becks, heather moorland, woodland trails and spectacular views from the high points. The route is a fairly challenging 3 mile hike to the summit, using a good waymarked path which rises steadily before reaching a peak of 485m (1590ft). View Full Details>>
Six Dales Trail38 miles (61 km)This stunning walk passes through six of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale, Colsterdale, Coverdale, and Wensleydale. View Full Details>>
Skipton Canal5 miles (8 km)This is a popular walk from Skipton to Gargrave along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route follows a flat towpath for about 5 miles so it's perfect for an afternoon stroll. Along the way you'll pass aqueducts, barges, bridges and locks. With train stations at both ends of the walk you can get easily get the train back if you wish. View Full Details>>
Skipton Castle2 miles (2.5 km)Explore the grounds and woods surrounding this medieval castle in North Yorkshire. The walk takes you along the river which runs past the castle and then into the nearby Skipton Woods where you'll find pleasant woodland trails. You then head up to Park Hill where there are great views of the town and castle. You can also explore the castle grounds with the Tudor courtyard, 12th-century chapel, Conduit Courtand twin-towered Norman gatehouse. View Full Details>>
Skipton Circular Walk11 miles (17.5 km)This long circular walk around Skipton makes use of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the long distance Dales High Way to take you on a tour of the area. It's a varied route with some easy waterside walking followed by a challenging hill climb on the southern edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. View Full Details>>
Skipton Moor5 miles (8.5 km)This circular walk follows different footpaths across Skipton Moor to the east of the town. There's some fine moorland scenery, interesting geological features and wonderful far reaching views from the elevated position of the moor. It's about a 5 mile hike with some moderate climbs along the way, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
Smardale Gill Viadiuct3 miles (5 km)This walk takes you through the pretty Smardale Gill along the trackbed of a disused railway line. It leads to magnificent Smardale Viaduct. The viaduct was part of theSouth Durham and Lancashire Union Railway and has 14 arches, is 90ft (27m) high and 550ft (170m) long. It's an impressive sight with the structure surrounded by the lovely countryside of the Cumbrian hills and the pretty Smardale Beck which runs through the gill. View Full Details>>
Stainforth Force1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a short walk to Stainforth Force waterfall from the North Yorkshire village of Stainforth. View Full Details>>
The Calf from Sedbergh7 miles (11.2 km)Climb to the highest top in the Howgills on this challenging walk from Sedbergh. The walk follows a section of the Dales High Way long distance trail so takes place on good paths. It's about a 3.5 mile hike heading north from the town centre. View Full Details>>
Twistleton Scar5 miles (8 km)Enjoy wonderful views towards Ingleborough and Whernside on this circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a moderate walk with great limestone scenery and views of the surrounding hills. You can start and finish the walk from the pretty village of Chapel-le-Dale. View Full Details>>
Wensleydale12 miles (20 km)This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force Waterfall and the Aysgarth Falls. It's a nice waterside trail with great views of the beautiful Wensleydale countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Whernside8 miles (13 km)Climb to the highest point in North Yorkshire on this challenging walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Whernside is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, with the others being Ingleborough and Pen y ghent. View Full Details>>
Wild Boar Fell9 miles (14.5 km)This circular walk climbs Wild Boar Fell in the Mallerstangarea of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's one of the best climbs in the Dales with extensive views from the summit. View Full Details>>
Yorkshire Three Peaks25 miles (40 km)Visit the famous Yorkshire Dales three peaks of Pen y ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough on this challenging circular walk. The three peaks challenge is a popular walk with those raising money for charities. You can also join an organised group walk, see the link below for more details. View Full Details>>

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