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 10 years, therefore the information is usually 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 good map and use it.

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Miles
8.5 miles

Gargrave and Skipton

Rural setting at Flasby
  • Gargrave and Skipton canal walk
  • Visit unspoilt villages
  • Good views from the flanks of Sharp Haw

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D160
Miles
9

Beamsley Moor from Ilkley

Beamsley Beacon Trig and Cairn
  • Discover lands to the north of Ilkley
  • Visit Beamsley Beacon
  • Grouse shooting country

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D159
Miles
4

A snowy Walk above Settle

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

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D158
Miles
3.5

Exploring Lothersdale

Elslack Moor
  • Moorland walk on Elslack Moor
  • Explore the attractive village of Lothersdale
  • Quiet area except for Pennine Way walkers

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D157
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
13.5

Highlights of Wensleydale

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

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D155
Miles
7.5

Pen y Ghent from Horton

Hole in the Wall
  • Classic & best route up this popular fell
  • Full of interest throughout the climb
  • Extend to the broad ridge of Plover Hill

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D012
Miles
10

East of Mallerstang

Little Fell signature cairn
  • 2 of the Dales 30 summits
  • Pleasant ridge walking
  • Good views in every direction

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D154
Miles
9.5

Yockenthwaite Moor

Yockenthwaite Moor summit
  • A vast peat hagged moor
  • Lying between Wharfedale & Wensleydale
  • Good views of the 3 Peaks (allegedly!)

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D153
Miles
4

Nicky Nook

Approaching the summit
  • Easy hill near Lancaster
  • Views defy its height
  • Full of interest and variety

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D152