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Hawes Walks and Walking Guide

Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Hawes is a bustling market town and well situated to visit Wensleydale, Swaledale, Upper Wharfdale and Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town has excellent amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied including campsites and caravan parks. Public transport is limited and private transport is recommended to undertake the walks listed below. Highlights include the 'Three Peaks' of Ingleborough, Whenside and Pen-y-ghent, beautiful Swaledale, glorious Upper Wharfdale and the valley Mallerstang just outside the National Park boundaries.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. Many of the routes offer excellent hill walking. However, family circular walks are available but less numerous.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1383Pendragon Castle from Outhgilleasy2.25
1252Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridgeeasy/mod5.50
3093Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gilleasy/mod5.50
3524Semer Water and Cam High Road from Bainbridge easy/mod5.70
1694Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askrigg easy/mod6.00
3233Dent & Gawthropeasy/mod6.00
1341Nine Standards Rigg, Near Natebymoderate6.00
1680Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgarth easy/mod6.30
1278Cosh & Foxup from Halton Gilleasy/mod6.50
1340Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keldeasy/mod6.50
1013Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottommoderate6.50
1160Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridgemoderate7.00
1208Ingleborough & Park Fell from Chapel-le-Dalemoderate7.50
1254Yockenthwaite & Hubberholme from Buckdenmoderate8.00
3340Blea Moor & Denthead from Ribbleheadmoderate8.20
2132Buckden Pike and Hubberholmemoderate8.40
1053Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaitemod/hard8.50
1197Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnersidemoderate8.50
1384Mallerstang Edge from Aisgill Moormoderate8.75
1121Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdalemoderate9.00
3500Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dalemoderate9.50
1055Penhill & West Burton from Aysgarth Fallsmoderate10.00
1056Gunnerside & Surrender Bridgemoderate10.25
1281Buckden Pike from Buckdenmoderate10.50
1184Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribbleheadmoderate11.00
1052Whernside & Dentdale from Dentmod/hard12.00
2409The Upper Eden valley without a carmoderate12.00
3135Dentdale & Bleamoormoderate12.50
2822Aysgarth & Castle Bolton From Askriggmod/hard14.50
1926Pen-y-ghent & Littondalehard16.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Hawes when measured in a straight line.

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