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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To view the best walks in the Lake District click here

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3

Fountain’s Abbey & Studley Park

Inside the Cloisters
  • Ruins of a Cistercian Abbey
  • Ancient deer park
  • World Heritage Site

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Miles
6

Druids Temple at Masham

Druids Temple, near Masham
  • Visit the folly of Druid’s Temple
  • Great views of lower Wensleydale
  • Rolling hills and farmland

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Miles
11

Buckden to Grassington via the Dalesway

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

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Miles
8

Great Whernside

Great Whernside summit
  • One of the best mountains in the Dales
  • Extensive views down Wharfedale
  • Easy walking on good tracks

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Miles
4

Hidden Semer Water

Chapel at Stalling Busk
  • 2nd largest ‘natural’ lake in the Dales
  • Tranquil, peaceful and well managed
  • Pretty, unspoilt hamlets

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Miles
8.5

Trough of Bowland

Trough Barn
  • Best of the Forest of Bowland
  • Plenty of wildlife to spot
  • Enjoy the village of Dunsop Bridge

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Miles
6.5

Fells above Slaidburn

Over Slaidburn
  • Contrast farm, moor and riverside
  • The moor offers a great view of the area
  • Wildlife are a constant companion

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Miles
7

Exploring Cotterdale

From the Pennine Way
  • Lovely unspoilt valley
  • Good views down Wensleydale
  • Start at pretty Appersett

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Miles
4

Brimham Rocks

NT visitor centre
  • A unique rock formation
  • Far reaching views
  • Well managed site by the NT

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Miles
7.5

Countryside of Pateley Bridge

Brandstone Dub Bridge
  • Varied and interesting scenery
  • Pleasant riverside stroll
  • Pretty village of Wath

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