Shorter Walks for All

The Yorkshire Dales is perfect for short walks. The variety of walks in this category are endless; some will visit historical sites such as Castle Bolton or Bolton Abbey, others make their way along the many rivers and steams.  They all have lovely views in common and add a little to our understanding of the Dales, its geography and its history.

There is no official classification for these Shorter Walks except that they are less than four and a half miles long and generally keep to a flatter gradient; great for anyone only wanting to be out for a few hours and ideal for families with young children and older couples.

Miles
4

A snowy Walk above Settle

  • Great views over Settle
  • Surrounded by limestone scenery
  • A steep initial climb

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Miles
4.5

A Short Walk near Askrigg

Askrigg entering the village
  • Visit Askrigg, Worton & Bainbridge
  • Mix of farm, riverside and quiet lanes
  • Nice views on Scar Top 

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D156
Miles
5

Beamsley Beacon

Looking south
  • Outstanding Views
  • Old Bronze Aid burial mound
  • Pleasant climb through gritstone

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D146
Miles
3

A Wensleydale Highway

Burtersett
  • Great views down Wensleydale
  • Easy walking on grassy paths
  • Two attractive Dales villages

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D021
Miles
5

Prettiest village in the Dales?

West Burton green
  • Enjoy the village of West Burton
  • Pleasant views throughout the walk
  • Visit Cauldron Falls

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L090
Miles
2

Explore Catrigg Force

Catrigg Foss in spate
  • Beautiful waterfall at Catrigg Force
  • Lovely copse above Stainforth
  • Thwaites at the Craven Heifer

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D030
Miles
4

Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Upper Falls
  • The nation’s favourite waterfall
  • Great views across to Castle Bolton
  • Easy walking through pretty woodland

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D015
Miles
2

Skipton Woods and Castle

Eller Beck
  • A pleasant riverside walk
  • Good views over the town of Skipton
  • Daunting views of the castle walls

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D053
Miles
4.5

Thruscross Reservoir

Thruscross Reservoir
  • Walk around the reservoir
  • Plenty of interesting woodland
  • Varied terrain

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D131
Miles
3

Waterfalls above Askrigg

  • Riverside walk with waterfalls
  • Great views down Wensleydale
  • Village where James Herriott filmed

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D100