Riverside Strolls

The Yorkshire Dales may not do lakes but certainly makes up with the rivers. The deep, long dales which characterize the area give many opportunities for some wonderful peaceful walks. Contrasting the serene progress of the main rivers are the faster flowing feeder tributaries; here spectacular waterfalls hold sway in hidden valleys and open mountainside. Walks in these side valleys tend to be rougher and may include a return over higher ground but as long as the focus of the walk is a twinkling burn then it is in! The main dales usually offer easier walks - often little more than an afternoon stroll but it is fair to say that the rivers of the Wharfe, Swale, Ure, Nidd, Eden and Ribble are always captivating.

Miles
13.5

Highlights of Wensleydale

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  • Pleasant section of riverside walking
  • Views over Wensleydale from Castle Bolton highway
  • Visit the castle, Aysgarth Falls and Carperby.

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Miles
11.5

Askrigg, Aysgarth & Herriot Country

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  • Famous sites of Wensleydale
  • Pretty riverside walking
  • Views over the famous dale

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Miles
4

Aysgarth Falls

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

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Miles
7.5

Kisdon Fell Circular

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  • The best of the Dales in a single walk
  • Upper Swaledale waterfall
  • Muker, Thwaite & Keld all visited

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Miles
5.5

Lower Nidd at Dacre Banks

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  • A tranquil section of Nidderdale
  • Good views over the valley
  • Pleasant riverside walking

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Miles
7.5

The Ancient Castles of Mallerstang

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  • Ancient ruins in the valley
  • Quiet & peaceful riverside
  • Take some time in Kirkby Stephen

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Miles
7

Villages of Wharfedale

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

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Miles
4.5

Thruscross Reservoir

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

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Miles
4.5

A round of Malham Tarn

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

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Miles
2

Exploring Kirkby Lonsdale

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  • Short walk everyone can enjoy
  • Riverside walking along the Lune
  • Explore history in Kirkby Lonsdale

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