Yorkshire Dales Walk
Starbotton from Kettlewell
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
Walk Route Description
This easy Yorkshire Dales walk covers the section of Wharfedale from Kettlewell to Starbotton. The outward leg climbs up the valley side and offers excellent views along the length of the dale before dropping down to visit the small village of Starbotton. The return route follows the Dales Way National Trail as it follows the River Wharfe.
There is a pay and display car park in Kettlewell (Grid ref. SD 968723). Leave the car park and cross the River Wharfe. Ignore the first footpath on the right to take the next signed path. After a short way a path goes left. Ignore this and continue along the rough track that climbs steadily uphill. progress is relatively easy and you arrive at Moor End now used as an outdoor recreation centre.
Go to the left of the buildings and after a short way turn right down the signed path to Starbotton. After descending through pleasant woodland you reach a footbridge over the Wharfe. Cross this and follow the walled lane into Starbotton village. After exploring this pretty village return to the footbridge over the Wharfe. Cross the bridge and turn left. You are now on the Dales Way and this followed all the way back to Kettlewell.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1250 Great Whernside from Kettlewell - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 1294 Arncliffe from Kettlewell - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1632 Arncliffe & Starbotton from Kettlewell - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 3301 Conistone to Grassington via the Dib - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 3262 Copplestone Gate and Conistone Pie from Conistone - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 2423 Capplestone Gate & Conistone Pie from Conistone - easy/mod - 6.8 miles/11.1 km
Walk 1254 Yockenthwaite & Hubberholme from Buckden - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 1281 Buckden Pike from Buckden - moderate - 10.5 miles/17.1 km
Walk 2132 Buckden Pike and Hubberholme - moderate - 8.4 miles/13.7 km
Walk 1926 Pen-y-ghent & Littondale - hard - 16.0 miles/26 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
The Dales Way
An essential guidebook to walking the Dales Way. This picturesque 78 mile long distance route through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness on Windermere is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain. The route is described in both directions, visiting Grassington, Kettlewell, Buckden, Dent, Sedbergh and Staveley en route to Bowness.
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.
This pocket handbook to navigation will help you master the necessary map and compass skills for mountain walking. Chapters include map scales, symbols and contours, grid references, map reading, bearings, route planning and night and bad-weather navigation, as well as navigating with a GPS.