My Favourite Short Walks
Anytime, anyplace it is great to hop out for an hour and take in the fantastic scenery around us. Particularly during the winter months this can be a great alternative than striking out far and wide. Of course, for those with young families or the knees are creaking, these walks become the main focus of a very worthy day in the outdoors.
As with all my lists there is no significance to the order and some are a little bit more unusual:
1.Footsteps of Wordsworth, Rydal, Lakes
The great poet and his sister walked this route around Rydal Water 100s of times, the paths are good and the views outstanding.
2. Circuit of Malham Tarn, Dales
Even though some of this walk is on quiet roads there is a beauty and sense of peace about the walk that is uplifting.
3. Climbing Roseberry Topping, North York Moors
A small but perfectly formed hill which is striking whether seen from afar of during the climb.
4. Aysgarth Falls, Dales
Possibly the most famous ‘part’ of the Dales the waterfalls are great but the walk to the pretty village of Carperby exquisite,
5. A walk around Buttermere, Lakes
The best “round lake” walk and if ever a walk gives a true feel of an area then Buttermere does for the Lakes.
6. Exploring Runswick Bay
The coast north of Whitby is less explored and a little wilder so get a taste of the sea air and enjoy the small village of Runswick Bay.
7. Lovely Littondale, Dales
Probably my favourite valley n the Yorkshire Dales, its peace, scenery and lovely villages the obvious highlights.
8. Above Threlkeld, Keswick, Lakes
The walk skirts the flanks of Blencathra with some great views of the Northern Fells, ending with tea or beer in Threlkeld.
9. Fountains Abbey & Studley Park, Ripon
Not just is the abbey a great place to explore but so are the grounds and interesting park, complete with deer.
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10. Exploring Crinkle Moor
For those after a taste of the high moors then Crinkle Moor is easy to get to and has a good path network.
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