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5 Walks In The Yorkshire Dales

 

Yorkshire Dales Walks

There are some beautiful walking routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This National Park was established in 1954, and covers an area of 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles) in the north of England, straddling the central Pennines, in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria. It has a landscape of drystone walls and limestone outcrops which as far as I know is not replicated anywhere else..

Different dales have their own characters some being ‘U’ shaped and some ‘V’ shaped.

Most of the dales in the Yorkshire Dales are named after their river or stream (e.g. "Arkengarthdale", formed by Arkle Beck or "Wharfedale", after the River Wharfe). The best-known exception to this rule (and the subject of regular quiz questions) is Wensleydale, which is named after the town of Wensley, rather than the River Ure which runs through it.

Because of the limestone that runs throughout the Yorkshire Dales, there are extensive cave systems present across the area, making it one of the major areas for caving in the UK. The most famous surface stretch of limestone is probably the limestone pavement at Malham, with its “clints” (the limestone blocks) and “grikes” (the fissures between). There are tremendous views from the top of the cove. Two of my walks takes in this pavement; Gordale Scar and Malham Cove and Bordley to Malham Cove.

The Dales contain the famous “Three Peaks” - Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside, which represent an acknowledged 24.5 mile challenge walk,  to be completed in under 12 hours. It starts at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where you clock in at the café to get your badge.

If you are looking for Yorkshire Dales walks to access by public transport, click on the "ticket" symbol below. Although many of the walks have been accessed by car and some of the starting points themselves might not be close to reliable public transport, most walks are circular and some do pass close by public transport at some point. The walks can be picked up at that point.

There are numerous dales but the three main, best known ones are Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale. The walks which start from these dales can be extracted by clicking on the following links:

Or scroll down to see all the Yorkshire Dales walks.

If you will require Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales, see Accommodation For Walkers page.

Yorkshire Dales Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2½ miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here .

The walks bearing the symbol  have been published in one Kindle book. Click the symbol for further details.
Addleborough                       Public transport ticket
Airton to Newton Moor Top
Appersett to Mossdale and Cotterdale                Public transport ticket
Arkengarthdale from Langthwaite
Arncliffe to Kettlewell                                              Public transport ticket
Arncliffe to Litton
Aysgarth to Askrigg                Public transport ticket
Barden Bridge to Simon's Seat
Beamsley Beacon
Bolton Bridge to Barden Bridge and The Strid
Bordley to Malham Cove                           Public transport ticket  
Buckden to Kettlewell                 Public transport ticket
Buckden Pike                Public transport ticket
Buckden to Starbotton via Firth Fell                       Public transport ticket
Buckden to Yockenthwaite                                     Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Grassington                                          Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Grassington via Hebden and Thorpe                       Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Troller's Gill                       Public transport ticket
Calf Top
Note - listed under Cumbria also as Barbon, the start point, is in Cumbria as well as the Yorkshire Dales
Crag Hill and Great Coum
Note - listed under Cumbria also as Dent, the start point, is in Cumbria as well as the Yorkshire Dales.
                      Public transport ticket
Crummack Dale and the Norber Erratics                Public transport ticket
Fremmington Edge and Langthwaite                Public transport ticket
Gordale Scar and Malham Cove                       Public transport ticket
Grassington to Appletreewick (Via Thorpe)                public transport ticket

plus shorter options.

Grassington Moor Lead Mines and Mossdale Scar
Great Shunner Fell               Public transport ticket
Great Whernside                       Public transport ticket
Grimwith Reservoir
Grimwith Reservoir to Appletreewick
Gunnerside Round                Public transport ticket
Hebden to Grassington and Yarnbury Henge                       Public transport ticket
Hebden to Grassington via The Mines                       Public transport ticket
Hetton to Winterburn Reservoir                       Public transport ticket
Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Upper Ribblesdale                Public transport ticket
Ingleborough From Clapham                    Public transport ticket
Ingleborough from Ingleton
Kettlewell to Langcliffe Fell                      Public transport ticket
Linton and Kilnsey Circular                Public transport ticket
Litton to Pen-y-ghent Gill and Giants Grave
Littondale to Langstrothdale
Long Preston, Newton Moor Top and Scaleber Force                 Public transport ticket
Malham Tarn Walk                       Public transport ticket
Marske Circular  
Masongill and Tow Scar
Middleham to Aysgarth                Public transport ticket
Outershaw Round
Pen Hill Circuit                Public transport ticket
Pen-Y-Ghent and Plover Hill                Public transport ticket
Ribblehead Ramble                       Public transport ticket
Rylstone Cross and Cracoe War Memorial Ridge                       Public transport ticket
Sedbergh to Cautley Spout (note this walk is also listed under Cumbria)                Public transport ticket
Sedbergh to Winder (note this walk is also listed under Cumbria)                      Public transport ticket
Semerwater walk in Raydale
Settle Round                Public transport ticket
Settle to Birchshow Rocks                Public transport ticket
Settle to Catrigg Force                Public transport ticket
Sharp Haw and Rough Haw
Stainforth to Giggleswick Scar and Feizor                Public transport ticket
Three Men of Gragareth  
Threshfield Quarry Circuit                              Public transport ticket
Upper Barden Round With Rylstone Edge
Upper Ribblesdale Circular
Whernside                Public transport ticket
Maps used on these walks:

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