Walks 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.

To view the best walks in the North York Moors and Coast click here

To view the best walks in the Lake District click here

Miles
3

Feizor & Austwick

Feizor in spring
  • Short walk on good bridleways
  • Working farming landscape
  • Plenty of limestone scenery

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Miles
10

Whernside from Dent

Whernside 3 Tarns
  • The best walk up Whernside
  • Interesting tarns and approach to the summit ridge
  • Highest mountain in Yorkshire

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Miles
5

Ribblehead, a short walk

Ribblehead in the snow
  • Under the slopes of Whernside
  • Explore the Ribblehead viaduct
  • Look for steam trains on the line

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Miles
6

Discovering Airedale

Lund's Tower
  • Views over Airedale
  • Interesting follies over Cowling
  • Pleasant dingly dell near Sutton

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Miles
4

Burton Leonard near Ripon

Mountgarret Estates
  • Short walk from Burton Leonard
  • Mix of lanes and footpaths
  • Pretty and peaceful villages

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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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Miles
7

Lead Mining on Grassington Moor

Chimney and flues
  • Explore the lead mines on Grassington Moor
  • Visit the ‘water sinks’ at Mossdale Scar
  • Enjoy the views across the south Dales

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Miles
4.5

Circuit of Grimwith Reservoir

Grimwith House
  • An easy walk in peace and quiet
  • Views across the reservoir
  • Varied bird life

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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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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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