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
7.5

The Ancient Castles of Mallerstang

  • Ancient ruins in the valley
  • Quiet & peaceful riverside
  • Take some time in Kirkby Stephen

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Miles
15

Dacre Pasture near Harrogate

  • A long day near Harrogate
  • Reservoirs, rivers and hidden villages
  • Peaceful walking needing good map work

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D132
Miles
7

Villages of Wharfedale

  • Four delightful Dales villages
  • Linton Falls & the River Wharfe
  • Combines river paths & quiet lanes

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Miles
4.5

Thruscross Reservoir

  • Walk around the reservoir
  • Plenty of interesting woodland
  • Varied terrain

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Miles
7.5

The Lanes Above Long Preston

  • Contrasting views across the walk
  • Explore a genuine conservation initiative
  • Lovely riverside stroll to start the walk

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D031
Miles
7.5

History in Gunnerside Gill

  • An industrial history lesson
  • Regenerated woodland
  • Gunnerside is a fine village

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Miles
8

Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs

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

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D130
Miles
4.5

A round of Malham Tarn

  • Highest lake in England
  • Lovely limestone scenery
  • Walk through the wildlife reserve

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D129
Miles
6.5

Limestone Scenery from Conistone

  • Limestone and gritstone scenery in a moorland setting
  • Easy walking on excellent grassy paths
  • Explore spectacular Conistone Dib

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Miles
14.5

Heart of 3 Peaks Country

  • Passes the watershed of 3 major Dales
  • Good views of  all the 3 peaks
  • Pleasant contrasting scenery

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