Limestone walking above Feizor

  • Lovely limestone walking
  • An attractive hamlet at Feizor
  • Good view over to Pen y Ghent

There is something immensely satisfying about walking on the limestone of the southern Dales. I have probably included a disproportionate number of walks in the Settle region just for this reason. The limestone scars and pavements in the tract of land between Austwick and Stainforth harbours some of its best examples; the light grey rock catching the sunlight wonderfully well on a good day creating a brilliant white appearance.

Furthermore the physical walking on limestone is also a pleasure, broad short grass paths pepper the area making the miles simply disappear – I remarked to Helen that it was a walk that could almost be done with bare feet (sheep poo excepted). Helen really chose this walk as she was keen to sample the pleasures of the tea room at Feizor so I looked to construct a walk with Feizor as the base. The views over to Stainforth and Pen y Ghent are excellent completing a very fitting finale to the 100th walk that I have written about in the Yorkshire Dales.

Recommend: Frustrated by the shortness of the walk, then carry on down to Stainforth Falls or start the walk in Austwick.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL 41 Forest of Bowland. Buy Map
Start Point: SD 790677. Feizor. Aim up the farmer's track past the Bed & Breakfast.
Height to Climb: 140 ms (459 feet)
Terrain: The walking is on excellent turf throughout - nothing better.
Eating & Drinking: Only one choice, the excellent tea shop in Feizor - all home made and locally produced.
Similar Walks Nearby: Norber Erratics from Austwick
Historic Villages near Settle
Lanes above Long Preston
Places to Stay:


Boars Head, Long PrestonIngle Byre Cottage, Stainforth