Catch the Summits

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks may dominate the headlines in the Yorkshire Dales but there is still room for some other excellent fells. Many I actually enjoy more than the big 3, so much so that they have their own criteria and now showcased in my very own book...The Dales 30.  I enjoy Fair Snape Fell and anything in the Lonely Howgills is worth a visit but I will let you in to a little secret - Buckden Pike is my favourite.

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
8

Fell Head in the Howgills

Stump marks the start
  • Steep sided but good paths
  • Wonderful walking along the ridges
  • Views to the eastern Lakes

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D150
Miles
4

Yarlside

Cross Keys and Yarlside
  • Graceful Howgills peak
  • Views of Cautley Spout
  • Short walk with steep slopes

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D149
Miles
7.5

Rogan’s Seat from Keld

Rogans Seat summit
  • Airy Moorland walk
  • Based from pretty Keld
  • Pass through Lead Industry

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D148
Miles
6

Aye Gill Pike

Howgills in view
  • Outstanding 360 degree views
  • Easy climb, steep descent
  • Dent is the best base

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D147
Miles
7.5

Whernside from Ribblehead

Summit Ridge Whernside
  • Highest mountain in Yorkshire
  • Beautiful Ribblehead viaduct
  • Good tracks on Whernside

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D010
Miles
6

The Calf via Cautley Spout

Cross Keys Inn
  • The highest waterfall in England
  • Easy walking once the plateau is reached
  • Lonely and forgotten hills

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D017
Miles
5

Beamsley Beacon

Looking south
  • Outstanding Views
  • Old Bronze Aid burial mound
  • Pleasant climb through gritstone

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D146