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
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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Miles
5

Beamsley Beacon

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

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Miles
7

River Ure at Jervaulx Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey
  • Ruins of a Cistercian abbey
  • Beautiful stretches of riverside
  • Explore the village of Thornton Stewart

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Miles
8

Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs

Fewston
  • Easy walking round 2 reservoirs
  • Plenty of birdlife, fish and woodland
  • Close to Harrogate

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Miles
5

Buckden Pike & Upper Wharfedale

Buckden Pike summit
  • The best views of Upper Wharfedale
  • Visit the Polish War Memorial
  • Buck Inn is one of the best pubs in the Dales

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Miles
4.5

A round of Malham Tarn

Eastern shore
  • The highest lake in England
  • Lovely limestone scenery
  • Malham Tarn wildlife reserve

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Miles
6.5

Ruined castles near Dunsop Bridge

  • Wild, moorland scenery
  • Two ruined castles
  • Delightful riverside walking

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Miles
18

Wharfedale 3 Peaks

Birks Trig Point
  • The Wharfedale 3 Peaks challenge
  • Centred around pretty Kettlewell
  • Rough going in places and some route finding challenges

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Miles
6

Keighley Moor

Keighley Reservoir
  • Sheep country, both farm and moor
  • A pleasant and quiet reservoir
  • Views in all directions

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Miles
10

Wilson Run at Sedbergh

River Rawthey near Cross Keys
  • A once a year 10 mile walk
  • Seen as a classic fell race
  • Skirts Howglls & Baugh Fell

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