One Way, One Day Walks

I started looking at one way walks in the Yorkshire Dales as an excuse to use the wonderful Settle to Carlisle railway but ended up including some walks on the variable network of local bus services. I would urge everyone to travel on the Settle to Carlisle railway at least. Taking on a walk at the same time therefore makes sense. The various bus services, including the Dalesbus means that you can cover much more varied ground than a normal circular walk. I have listed my 10 favourite linear walks that use public transport in the Dales and on the individual walk descriptions included times and prices for the journey (please check these before heading out).

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9.5

Horton to Settle with 3 choices

  • Hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway
  • Walk the fast flowing River Ribble
  • Many options to vary the walk

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Miles
11

Skipton to Grassington via Embsay Moor

  • One Way from Skipton to Grassington
  • Passing over the Embsay Moor
  • Views over Wharfedale and the heart of the Dales

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Miles
11.5

Keld to Reeth via the high moors

  • Bus from Reeth to Keld
  • Remains of old lead mines and workings
  • High moorland walking

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Miles
12

Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen via Mallerstang

  • Train from Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale
  • Explore the full length of Mallerstang
  • Remote, with 2 ancient castles

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Miles
11

Middleham to Masham via Jervaulx Abbey

  • Bus from Masham to Middleham
  • Clings to the pretty River Ure
  • Castles, abbeys and country houses

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Miles
9.5

Ribblehead to Horton via Ingleborough

  • Train from Horton to Ribblehead
  • Unusual route up Ingleborough
  • Good walking through limestone country

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Miles
14

Askrigg to Leyburn via Aysgarth Falls

  • Bus from Leyburn to Askrigg
  • Wensleydale sits in the central Dales
  • Visit Askrigg, Aysgarth Falls & Castle Bolton

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Miles
11

Buckden to Grassington via the Dalesway

  • Bus from Grassington to Buckden
  • Set in picturesque limestone scenery
  • Visit a number of Dales villages

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