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Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaite
Introduction to Walk 1053

Photo from the walk - Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaite

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1975 feet / 598 metres

Time - 6 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

Swinner Gill, in Upper Swaledale is combined with Muker, an interesting Yorkshire Dales village for this superb walk. Sections of the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast National Trails are included along with some excellent scenery. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1340
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keld
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1056
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Gunnerside & Surrender Bridge
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Length - 10.3 miles / 16.7 km
Walk 1197
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Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnerside
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3093
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gill
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3624
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Great Shunner Fell from Hardraw
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km
Walk 3621
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Great Shunner Fell & Lovely Seat
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.4 miles / 18.5 km
Walk 1341
4.7 miles / 7.5 km away
Nine Standards Rigg, Near Nateby
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3524
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Semer Water and Cam High Road from Bainbridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 2822
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Aysgarth & Castle Bolton From Askrigg
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.5 miles / 23.6 km
Walk 1694
5.7 miles / 9.2 km away
Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askrigg
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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