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

History in Gunnerside Gill

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

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D019
Miles
5.5

Penhill Beacon in Wensleydale

Penhill Beacon
  • Beacon is perfectly situated
  • Old lead mines below Penhill Scar
  • Views over to Castle Bolton

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D028
Miles
6.5

Upper Dentdale

Great Knoutberry summit area
  • An engineering spectacular
  • Views down Garsdale and Dentdale
  • Circular from a station or a pub

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D065
Miles
5.5

Cracoe & Rylstone Cross

Rylstone Cross
  • Lovely walk on an escarpment
  • Good views over the southern dales
  • Enjoy a pint at the Angel

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D099
Miles
9

Ingleborough from Ribblehead

Limestone Pavement
  • Unusual route up Ingleborough
  • Easy climb on good turf
  • Classical limestone pavements

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D138
Miles
4.5

Addleborough

Approaching Addleborough
  • A distinctive hill in Wensleydale
  • Summit area is full of interest
  • Thornton Rust is an attractive hamlet

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D082
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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D089
Miles
10.5

High Moors over Masham

Moors over Masham
  • High level walking over grouse moors
  • Views over Nidderdale and the Vale of York
  • Easy walking on good tracks

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D109
Miles
12.5

West Scrafton, Caldbergh & Colsterdale

Colsterdale
  • Explore the two dales of Coverdale & Colsterdale
  • High moorland walking on variable paths
  • Unusual views over Nidderdale

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D106
Miles
11

Grimwith Reservoir via Hebden Beck

Hole Bottom
  • History explored in Hebden Beck
  • Peaceful Grimwith Reservoir
  • Long but interesting throughout

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