Not the obvious ones!! These the best walks in the Dales (in my humble) opinion that avoid the worst of the crowds on a sunny Saturday. They are spread throughout the Dales are between 3 and 6 miles long with limited uphill walking.
There are links at the foot of the page to the more popular short Dales walks but these ones will, in the main, avoid the crowds. There are 15 walks described below with links to more details on each walk.
Forget Malham Cove, this is the finest area of limestone in England, all on an easy walk.
Walk between Hawes and Burtesett for a lovely panorama across Wensleydale.
My favourite dale, this walk is along the valley floor and is so typically Yorkshire Dales it is cute!
There will be people walking to the viaduct but this walk visits the quarry, Blea Moor Tunnel and all under the shadow of the highest mountain in Yorkshire.
Combine some lovely limestone scenery and impressive woodlands, not something the Dales is famous for!
Two pretty villages are the highlight of this stroll around Crummockdale.
In the heart of Wensleydale climb to some lovely waterfalls, returning down a track with fine views.
A summit that is easy! Near Bolton Abbey but very peaceful, once up there you will just want to carry on.
Above Skipton the walk to the reservoir is as far as most get…which is a mistake.
A little longer but the walk is so easy, on great tracks and through the industrial heritage of the Dales.
A pretty riverside stroll and England’s book town combine together in a leisurely walk full of interest.
The quietest and most interesting of the 3 reservoirs near Blubberhouses.
The best place to view red squirrels which is why it is kept a secret?
The Upper end of Swaledale is lovely and this short walk showcases the pretty villages and tranquil scene. Make the walk as long or short as you want.
Avoid the crowds at Fountain’s Abbey and lose yourself in the vast deer park and the pretty river on its flank.
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