Limestone pavements above Littondale

  • Impressive limestone walking
  • Views across the southern Dales
  • Start & finish in Littondale

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 appreaciation of what is good about the Dales

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

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Litton to Malham circular map

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Start Point: SD 931718. Start at the Arncliffe Arms and head south on the Monks Road (well signposted path)
Height to Climb: 368 metres (1,207 ft)
Terrain: Good walking on excellent tracks over the moors.In Littondale use either the road or the sometimes wet path by the river.
Eating & Drinking: The Arncliffe Arms is the one and only option on this walk. A good traditional Dales pub.
Similar Walks Nearby: Malham Tarn to Littondale circular
The Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale
Climb of Great Whernside
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