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Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnerside
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Photo from the walk - Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnerside

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Grade - moderate

This walk in Upper Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, includes Gunnerside and Swinner Gills. The area is rich in lead mining history and this route offers an interesting insight into this area's past. Besides the valley walking, the route also includes a section across the moors. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walk 1056
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Grade - moderate
Length - 10.3 miles / 16.7 km
Walk 3093
Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gill
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

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Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridge
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1053
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Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1340
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Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keld
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1253
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Booze & Slei Gill from Langthwaite
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2822
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Length - 14.5 miles / 23.6 km
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
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Haw Lane & Aysgarth Moor from Aysgarth
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km
Walk 1055
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Penhill & West Burton from Aysgarth Falls
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1341
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Grade - moderate
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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