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Settle Walks and Walking Guide

Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Find circular walks near Settle which is a small town in 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. There is a rail service on the Settle Carlisle railway but public road transport is sparse and private transport is recommended to undertake most of the walks listed below. Highlights include ascents of Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough, a visit to Malham Cove, exploring the Norber Erratics near Clapham, Oxenber Woods in Springtime and Attermire Scar. In addition walks in the Forest of Bowland are also convenient.

All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. There are a number of family walks in this area with the Ingleton waterfalls walk a personal favourite. For the more adventurous walking to the summits of the 'Yorkshire Big Three' is a must especially if the weather is fine.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2216Slaidburn Village Trail - Ribble Valleyeasy0.75
2737The River Aire & Kirkby Malham from Malhameasy3.00
3577Malham Cove from Malhameasy3.00
2704Kirkby Malham & Hanlith from Malhameasy4.00
3091Ingleton Waterfalls Walkeasy4.30
3092Malham Cove, Malham Tarn & Watloweseasy4.40
1740Attermire Scar & Victoria Cave from Settleeasy/mod5.10
2304East Marton and the Drumlinseasy/mod5.50
1274Nappa Cross & Malhameasy/mod5.50
2066Winterburn Reservoir circulareasy6.00
1105Settle Circulareasy/mod6.00
3094Norber & Norber Erractics from Claphameasy/mod6.30
3107Flasby Fell from Flasbyeasy/mod6.50
1403Attermire Scar and Catrigg Force from Settleeasy/mod6.50
1278Cosh & Foxup from Halton Gilleasy/mod6.50
1377Calton and Hanlith Moors from Airtoneasy/mod6.50
1239Gordale Scar & Malham Cove from Malhameasy/mod6.50
3307Gargrave to Flasbyeasy/mod6.50
1013Pen-y-ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdalemoderate6.50
1500Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar from Horton-in-Ribblesdalemoderate6.75
1701Bordley Hall & Malham Moor from Threshfield Mooreasy/mod7.00
1051Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route 2)moderate7.00
2437Bowland Knotts from Cross of Greet Bridgemoderate7.40
3599Clapham, Oxenber Woods, Feizor & Settleeasy/mod7.50
2082Attermire Scar, Catrigg Force & Langcliffe from Settleeasy/mod7.50
1208Ingleborough & Park Fell from Chapel-le-Dalemoderate7.50
2603Feizor & Giggleswick Scar from Settleeasy/mod8.00
1251The Norber Erratics & Sulber Gate from Austwickmoderate8.00
1121Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdalemoderate9.00
2602Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route 3)moderate9.10
2617Nappa Cross & Victoria Cave from Langcliffemoderate9.50
1248Trow Gill, Ingleborough & Long Scar from Claphammoderate9.50
2620Sulber Gate & Crummack Dale from Austwickmoderate9.50
1404Oxenber and Wharfe Woods from Langcliffemoderate10.50
3329Stocks Reservoir from Slaidburnmoderate11.50
1282Malham Tarn & Arncliffemoderate12.50
2796Ingleborough via Gaping Gill & Norber from Claphammoderate13.00
1926Pen-y-ghent & Littondale from Littonhard16.00
2649Attermire Scar & Malham Tarn from Stainforthmod/hard16.50
3433Yorkshire Three Peaks from Horton-in-Ribblesdalevery hard24.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 40 from Settle 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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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

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