Yorkshire Dales Walk
Booze & Slei Gill from Langthwaite
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Walk Route Description
Although short, this Yorkshire dales walk includes all the characteristics of the northern part of this beautiful National Park. Beginning in a compact stone built village, it continues through pastures with dry stone walling to explore the remnants of the once extensive lead mining industry. The walk concludes with a pleasant section through deciduous woodland alongside Arkle Beck, one of the tributaries of the River Swale.
The start is the small car park in the centre of Langthwaite village (Grid ref. NZ005023). Should this be full do ensure that you park considerately and avoid causing any obstructions. After parking head northeast between stone cottages on the lane to Booze. This climbs steeply for a short way soon providing a bird's eye view over the village and Arkengarthdale.
Continue through the hamlet of Booze. The lane becomes a track, which contours the hillside eventually crossing the grassed-over remains of the lead mining to reach a barn. The track descends to Slei Gill. You can if you wish walk upstream and explore some more although this route turns back here and follows the Gill downstream. On the hillsides you can see the old 'hushes' where lead was found by scouring the hillside with water that had been temporarily dammed. Continue to follow Slei Gill, ignoring paths left and right. The path enters mature deciduous woodland before continuing alongside Arkle Beck and meadows back to the village.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3478 Cringley Hill & Scar House from Langthwaite - easy/mod - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 1252 Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridge - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 1056 Gunnerside & Surrender Bridge - moderate - 10.3 miles/16.7 km
Walk 1197 Gunnerside & Swinner Gills from Gunnerside - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 3093 Bunton Hush, Blakethwaite & Gunnerside Gill - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 1340 Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keld - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km
Walk 1768 Thomas Gill and Ravenseat from Tan Hill - moderate - 8.7 miles/14.1 km
Walk 1053 Swinner Gill and Muker from Thwaite - mod/hard - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 1694 Nappa Hall & Whitfield Gill Force from Askrigg - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2822 Aysgarth & Castle Bolton From Askrigg - mod/hard - 14.5 miles/23.6 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West
Part of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.
Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales
Guidebook 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.
The National Trails
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.