Where is this walk?

Arncliffe Circular

February 25, 2018

The Arncliffe Circular walk leaves Littondale on an excellent bridleway. It climbs up the moors heading but not reaching Malham Tarn. The return has views over Upper Wharfedale and across to Buckden Pike.

The Walk

I am always looking for new walks out of Littondale as it is one of my favourite places in the Yorkshire Dales, to me nowhere quite characterises the Dales like Littondale. Therefore I headed up the Monks Road from the Arncliffe Arms with my faithful hound by my side with the aim of a circular walk across the limestone moors towards Malham. It was a cold but dry winter’s day and thoroughly enjoyable. I never made it to Malham Tarn, cutting south at Middle Farm (that of many stone walls) but the views were excellent and the walking exhilarating. It is a great walk for a real appreciation of what is good about the Dales


The section from Street Gate to Arncliffe Cote forms part of the Bracken Way, a long distance footpath well worth looking at.

Navigation Tips for Arncliffe Circular walk

This is one of those occasions when the right of way is not followed exactly by the path on the ground. The green dashes shown on a map as a footpath will not be walked on, the black dashes signify the path on the ground. This is because the path on the ground follows an easier route than the original public right of way. Soon the O/S will change the green dashes to match the path on the ground.

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