Down dales, over moors

Any walk of in the Yorkshire Dales will inevitably involve striding down one of its famous Dales and more than likely visiting some of the vast moorlands that dominate the upper slopes of the area. There are 30 walks which reflect the different characteristics of most of the dales and valleys but they also show the differing style of uplands; softer and greener in the limestone dales of the south but rougher and heathery to the north and in the Forest of Bowland. Most of the walks in this category are over 6 miles long and involve a good deal of effort to complete but the more effort that any of us put in the greater the rewards.

Miles
10

Wilson Run at Sedbergh

D143
  • A once a year 10 mile walk
  • Seen as a classic fell race
  • Skirts Howglls & Baugh Fell

Howgills from near Rawthey Bridge

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Miles
7

Littondale Circular

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  • Views down Littondale & Wharfedale
  • Superb underfoot terrain
  • Limestone scars on the paths

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Miles
11.5

Askrigg, Aysgarth & Herriot Country

D139
  • Famous sites of Wensleydale
  • Pretty riverside walking
  • Views over the famous dale

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Miles
6

In Sight of Simon’s Seat

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  • Lovely stretch of River Wharfe
  • Beautiful valley walk
  • Open views on high moorland

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Miles
15

Dacre Pasture near Harrogate

D132
  • A long day near Harrogate
  • Reservoirs, rivers and hidden villages
  • Peaceful walking needing good map work

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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

D019
  • 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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