Where2Walk in the Dales

There are nearly 200 of my favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian Dales & the Forest of Bowland. To help find the best one for you please view them in one of the following ways:

...on a map

...as a list

All the walks are free to download/print and use.

I have walked every walk on the website in the last few years, therefore the information is up to date. The comments though are my personal view and anyone taking one of the walks does so at their own risk. My recommendation is always to take a map and use it.

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Miles
7

Villages of Wharfedale

D008
  • Four delightful Dales villages
  • Linton Falls & the River Wharfe
  • Combines river paths & quiet lanes

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Miles
4.5

Thruscross Reservoir

D131
  • Walk around the reservoir
  • Plenty of interesting woodland
  • Varied terrain

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Miles
7.5

The Lanes Above Long Preston

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  • Contrasting views across the walk
  • Explore a genuine conservation initiative
  • Lovely riverside stroll to start the walk

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Miles
7.5

History in Gunnerside Gill

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  • An industrial history lesson
  • Regenerated woodland
  • Gunnerside is a fine village

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Miles
8

Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs

D130
  • Easy walking round 2 reservoirs
  • Plenty of birdlife, fish and woodland
  • Close to Harrogate

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Miles
4.5

A round of Malham Tarn

D129
  • Highest lake in England
  • Lovely limestone scenery
  • Walk through the wildlife reserve

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Miles
6.5

Limestone Scenery from Conistone

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  • Limestone and gritstone scenery in a moorland setting
  • Easy walking on excellent grassy paths
  • Explore spectacular Conistone Dib

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Miles
14.5

Heart of 3 Peaks Country

D089
  • Passes the watershed of 3 major Dales
  • Good views of  all the 3 peaks
  • Pleasant contrasting scenery

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Miles
7

Gordale Scar & Malham Tarn

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  • A geological masterpiece
  • Includes Gordale Scar, Janet’s Foss & Malham Tarn
  • Good all year round

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Miles
6.5

The Norber Erratics

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  • A geological lesson near Austwick
  • Silurian erratics meet limestone scars
  • Panoramic views of the western Dales

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