A snowy Walk above Settle

  • Great views over Settle
  • Surrounded by limestone scenery
  • A steep initial climb

This is a fine little walk at all times of the year but to be honest I have included it after taking the girls on a fun, snowy and very cold walk when their school was closed. The photos turned out very well as they tend to when white snow (what other kind) , blue sky (plenty of other kinds) and limestone dry stone walls combine.

For those planning on taking this walk take less note of the mileage but the the amount of climbing that is required. It is a very steep climb from Settle but the views are well worth it. The area of Attermire is full of interest and for anyone wishing to get a good feel of the area in the minimum amount of time it is perfect.


When the weather is so cold but there is proper snow do try and get out and explore. The initial pain is always well rewarded and an experience that will live long in the memory.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25.000. OL2 South and West Dales Buy Map
Start Point: SD 820637. There is plenty of parking in Settle, either in the main square or in one of the 2 large car parks
Height to Climb: 300 m (985 feet)
Terrain: A very steep climb and the area around Attermire can be very wet but generally the paths are good.
Eating & Drinking: We retired to the new cafe at the Folly in Settle.
Similar Walks Nearby: Historic Villages near Settle
The Settle Loop
The Lanes over Long Preston
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