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Wharfedale Walks

"Wharfedale " is a long Dale stretching from Langstrothdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and through West Yorkshire. It is a moot point where the "Dale" ends. The river itself stretches through the Vale of York to join the Ouse but no part of the Vale of York could really be classed as a "Dale". Others may differ but I have defined those walks in the Yorkshire Dales as "Upper Wharfedale", down as far as Bolton Abbey and those in West and North Yorkshire below that as "Lower Wharfedale", treating the River Wharfe as the indicator of where the Dale lies. I would probably class the end of the Dale, at a stretch, as Collingham.

Being such a long dale, Wharfedale comprises many different types of scenery from rugged but beautiful and spectacular limestone scenery in the north to gentle agricultural country further down. The limestone especially makes its presence felt at the dramatic outcrop of Kilnsey Crag or The Strid at Bolton Abbey.

There are various areas of moorland and unsurprisingly, grouse shooting is prevalent (the season runs from "The Glorious") 12th August to 10th December.

There are a number of large towns, such as Grassington, Skipton, Ilkley and Otley.

Littondale is a lovely valley just off Wharfedale and I have included this here too.

Wharfedale Reading List

Scroll down to see the Wharfedale walks (or walks starting just off Wharfedale).

Yorkshire Dales Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

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

Each symbol = 2 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.
Upper Wharfedale
Arncliffe to Kettlewell                                                Public transport ticket
Arncliffe to Litton                         Public transport ticket
Arncliffe to Parson's Pulpit                         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
Burley-in-Wharfedale - various walks of varying lengths to      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
Conistone to Mossdale Scar via Highgate Leys Lane               public transport ticket
Grassington to Appletreewick (Via Thorpe)                 public transport ticket

plus shorter options.

Grassington to Grass Wood and Conistone Dib                        Public transport ticket
Grassington Moor Lead Mines and Mossdale Scar
Great Whernside                        Public transport ticket

plus longer option

Grimwith Reservoir
Hebden to Grassington and Yarnbury Henge                        Public transport ticket
Hebden to Grassington via The Mines                        Public transport ticket
Kettlewell to Langcliffe Fell                       Public transport ticket
Kettlewell to Starbotton via Walden Road.                       Public transport ticket
Linton to Elbolton Hill                        Public transport ticket
Linton and Kilnsey Circular                 Public transport ticket
Litton to Pen-y-ghent Gill and Giants Grave
Littondale to Langstrothdale
Outershaw Round

Fractionally just beyond the very top of Wharfedale but only by a quarter of a mile!

Rylstone Ridge and Cracoe War Memorial Ridge                         Public transport ticket
Rylstone to Boss Moor                    
Threshfield Moor Circuit                        Public transport ticket
Threshfiled Quarry Circuit                                Public transport ticket
Upper Barden Round With Rylstone Edge
Lower Wharfedale
Addingham to Bradley via Skipton Moor        
Addingham to Haw Pike                              
Almscliff Crag                    
Askwith to the Tree of Life and Askwith Moor                    
Burley-in-Wharfedale - various walks of varying lengths to    
Draughton to Bolton Abbey                    
East Keswick to Harewood                    
Ilkley to Addingham via Dean Beck                    
Ilkley to Burley-in-Wharfedale                           
Ilkley To Skipton (Linear Walk)               
Middleton Woods, Ilkley                                       
Otley to Otley Chevin (Surprise View)                       
Otley To Bramhope via Eccup (Linear walk)             
Pool-in-Wharfedale to Leathley                           
Timble to Askwith

Although this walk starts/finishes in North Yorkshire, Lower Wharfedale plays a big part in it hence the listing here.

Weeton to Netherby                       

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