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Hawes Walks and Walking Guide

Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Find circular walks near Hawes which 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, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. Many of the routes offer excellent hill walking. However, family circular walks are available but less numerous.

★ = GPS file available

1383Pendragon Castle from Outhgilleasy2.25
3093Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gilleasy/mod5.50
1252Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridgeeasy/mod5.50
3524Semer Water and Cam High Road from Bainbridge easy/mod5.70
3233Dent & Gawthropeasy/mod6.00
1694Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askriggeasy/mod6.00
1341Nine Standards Rigg from Birk Dalemoderate6.00
1680Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgartheasy/mod6.30
1278Cosh & Foxup from Halton Gilleasy/mod6.50
1340Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keldeasy/mod6.50
1013Pen-y-ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdalemoderate6.50
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 Hubberholme from Buckdenmoderate8.40
1053Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaitemod/hard8.50
1197Gunnerside & Swinner Gillsmoderate8.50
1384Mallerstang Edge from Aisgill Moormoderate8.75
1121Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdalemoderate9.00
3500Ingleborough (northern approach) 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 & Littondale from Littonhard16.00

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

Recommended Reading

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire DalesGuidebook to 40 of the best trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Ribblehead, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent.
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Further Information

Walk Location Map

Walk location map

Walking in Yorkshire Dales

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples that don't follow this rule. The varied underlying geology is reflected in the scenery with limestone and gritstone the prominent rocks resulting in virtually every type of scenery from dry valleys to wild moorland. More Information

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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