Walks 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.

To view the best walks in the North York Moors and Coast click here

To view the best walks in the Lake District click here

Miles
11.5

Askrigg, Aysgarth & Herriot Country

Above Woodhall
  • Famous sites of Wensleydale
  • Pretty riverside walking
  • Views over the famous dale

Continue Reading


D139
Miles
7

Villages and falls near Settle

Near Attermire
  • 3 of the most attractive Dales villages
  • Traditional limestone scenery and scars
  • Historical industrial lime kilns

Continue Reading


D002
Miles
7.5

The Lanes Above Long Preston

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

Continue Reading


D031
Miles
7.5

History in Gunnerside Gill

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

Continue Reading


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

Continue Reading


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

Continue Reading


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

Continue Reading


D099
Miles
9

Ingleborough from Ribblehead

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

Continue Reading


D138
Miles
4.5

Addleborough

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

Continue Reading


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

Continue Reading


D089