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Yorkshire Dales Walks

The Yorkshire Dales walks listed below cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level routes to routes to all the major summits. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks cover all the major Dales and are subdivided by Dale. The Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent have their own sub-section. In addition walks in the Howgill Fells are also listed.

Highlights of walking in the Yorkshire Dales include walks to the 'Yorkshire Big Three', riverside walks through Wharfedale, hikes in Swaledale with its rich Industrial Heritage and wonderful landscape, walks to Malham Cove and Tarn, plus many other scenic routes through the dales and across moors.

Area walks and walking guides


Lower Wharfedale, Bolton Abbey, Cracoe & Burnsall

Interactive Map - Lower Wharfedale

1576Embsay Reservoireasy1.00
3109Rylstone Edges & Cracoe from Rylstoneeasy/mod6.00
1811Sharp Haw in Airedale from the Craven Heifereasy/mod7.00
1946Valley of Desolation & Simon's Seatmoderate8.40
1280Trollers Gill from Burnsallmoderate9.00
1249Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbeymoderate10.00
1905Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addinghammoderate10.00
2574Valley of Desolation & Barden Fellmoderate11.00
2000A Wharfedale wander from Burnsallmoderate13.50

Upper Wharfedale, Grassington, Kettlewell & Buckden

Interactive Map - Upper Wharfedale

1846Garnshaw House & Linton Falls from Grassingtoneasy3.00
2611Hebden Gill from Hebdeneasy4.00
1001Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbeyeasy4.00
1573Grimwith Reservoireasy4.50
3301Conistone to Grassington via the Dibeasy5.00
1277Starbotton from Kettlewelleasy/mod5.00
1407Thorpe & Burnsall from Linton easy/mod6.20
2610Hebden Gill & Cupola Cornereasy/mod6.50
1278Cosh & Foxup from Halton Gilleasy/mod6.50
2423Capplestone Gate & Conistone Pie from Conistone easy/mod6.80
1632Arncliffe & Starbotton from Kettlewell moderate7.00
3262Copplestone Gate and Conistone Pie from Conistoneeasy/mod7.00
1294Arncliffe from Kettlewellmoderate7.00
1254Yockenthwaite & Hubberholme from Buckdenmoderate8.00
1250Great Whernside from Kettlewellmoderate8.00
2132Buckden Pike and Hubberholmemoderate8.40
1292Thorpe Fell & Cracoe from Lintonmoderate9.00
1281Buckden Pike from Buckdenmoderate10.50
1145Grassington, Mastilles Lane & Conistone Dibmoderate11.25
1645Mastilles Lane & Conistone Dib from Grassingtonmoderate12.00

Malhamdale & Malham Cove

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2737The River Aire & Kirkby Malham from Malhameasy3.00
3577Malham Cove from Malhameasy3.00
2704Kirkby Malham & Hanlith from Malhameasy4.00
3092Malham Cove & Watlowes from Malham Tarneasy4.40
1274Nappa Cross from Malhameasy/mod5.50
2066Winterburn Reservoir from Winterburneasy6.00
1239Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route B)easy/mod6.50
3307Gargrave to Flasbyeasy/mod6.50
1377Calton and Hanlith Moors from Airtoneasy/mod6.50
1701Bordley Hall & Malham Mooreasy/mod7.00
1051Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route A)moderate7.00
2602Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route C)moderate9.10
1282Arncliffe from Malham Tarnmoderate12.50

Lower Ribblesdale, Settle & Langcliffe

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1740Attermire Scar & Victoria Cave from Settleeasy/mod5.10
1105Settle Circulareasy/mod6.00
1403Attermire Scar and Catrigg Force from Settleeasy/mod6.50
2082Attermire Scar, Catrigg Force & Langcliffe easy/mod7.50
2603Feizor & Giggleswick Scar from Settleeasy/mod8.00
1251The Norber Erratics & Sulber Gatemoderate8.00
2620Sulber Gate & Crummack Dale from Austwickmoderate9.50
2617Nappa Cross & Victoria Cave from Langcliffemoderate9.50
1404Oxenber and Wharfe Woods from Langcliffemoderate10.50
2649Attermire Scar & Malham Tarn from Stainforthmod/hard16.50

Three Peaks Country & Upper Ribblesdale

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3091Ingleton Waterfalls Walk from Ingletoneasy4.30
3233Dent & Gawthropeasy/mod6.00
3094Norber & Norber Erractics from Claphameasy/mod6.30
1013Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottommoderate6.50
1500Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scarmoderate6.75
3599Clapham, Oxenber Woods, Feizor & Settleeasy/mod7.50
1208Ingleborough & Park Fell from Chapel-le-Dalemoderate7.50
3340Blea Moor & Denthead from Ribbleheadmoderate8.20
3032Gragareth & Great Coum, from Yordas Cave, Ingletonmoderate9.00
1121Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdalemoderate9.00
3500Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dalemoderate9.50
1248Trow Gill, Ingleborough & Long Scar from Claphammoderate9.50
1184Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribbleheadmoderate11.00
2409The Upper Eden valley without a carmoderate12.00
1052Whernside & Dentdale from Dentmod/hard12.00
3135Dentdale & Bleamoormoderate12.50
2796Gaping Gill, Ingleborough & Norber From Claphammoderate13.00
1926Pen-y-ghent & Littondalehard16.00
3433Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Hortonvery hard24.50


Interactive Map - Wensleydale

3524Semer Water and Cam High Road from Bainbridge easy/mod5.70
1694Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askrigg easy/mod6.00
1680Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgarth easy/mod6.30
3333Redmire Force & the Templar's Chapel from West Witton easy/mod6.70
1055Penhill & West Burton from Aysgarth Fallsmoderate10.00
2822Aysgarth & Castle Bolton From Askriggmod/hard14.50


Interactive Map - Swaledale

1253Booze & Slei Gill from Langthwaiteeasy2.50
1252Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridgeeasy/mod5.50
3093Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gilleasy/mod5.50
1341Nine Standards Rigg, Near Natebymoderate6.00
1340Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keldeasy/mod6.50
1053Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaitemod/hard8.50
1197Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnersidemoderate8.50
1056Gunnerside & Surrender Bridgemoderate10.25

Howgill Fells

Interactive Map - Howgill Fells

1387Cautley Spout from Cross Keyseasy2.00
1393Yarlside from Cross Keysmoderate4.00
3006Cautley Spout & The Calf, from Cross Keys, Sedberghmoderate5.50
1160Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridgemoderate7.00
3008Winder & Arant Haw from Sedberghmoderate7.00
3007Fell Head & The Calf, from Howgill, near Sedberghmoderate7.50
2438Cautley Spout & the Calf from Sedberghmoderate10.00
1616Bowderdale and the Calfmoderate10.00
1196The Calf from Sedberghmod/hard10.50


Interactive Map - Nidderdale

2572West Scrafton & Middlesmoor from Lofthousemod/hard18.00


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