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Deepdale Circular (near Dent)

Yorkshire Dales Walk

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km    Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes    Grade - moderate

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Deepdale Circular (near Dent)
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This walk explores Deepdale which lies south of Dentdale between Wnernside and Great Coum. The route follows paths and tracks up the dale to nearly reach the head of the dale. A short section of road walking leads to Occupation Lane which contours the eastern flank of Great Coum before dropping down into the valley to return to the start. Throughout the walk there are excellent views of Deepdale, Dentdale and the surrounding hills.

The start is Mill Bridge which lies a few miles south-east of Dent (grid ref. SD721860) where limited parking is available. Parking can also be obtained further along the lane. After parking, follow the lane south-east. At the next junction keep right and continue up Dyke Hall Lane. After a kilometre of easy uphill walking the lane bends left (grid ref. SD726849). Take the signed path on the right. The path sees few walkers but heads up the valley over stiles to reach Mire Garth. It is useful to have the relevant OS 1:25000 map to help with navigation.

Beyond Mire Garth, the path continues across fields to reach Deepdale Head Farm (grid ref. SD726833). Maintain direction up the valley with the path becoming less obvious as the ground steepens. After a steep section over grass the path exits onto a lane (grid ref. SD724826). Cross the stile and bear left uphill. After 300 metres up the road, turn right onto a clear track (Occupation Road). After an initial ascent the track levels before starting a gradual descent across the side of Great Coum. After 4.3 km. from the road, you reach a junction (grid ref. SD711846).

Turn right and descend more steeply down Nun House Outrake (track) to reach the valley road at Peacock Hill Farm. Cross the road and take the signed footpath opposite, which drops down to farm buildings at Scow (grid ref. SD722855). Just past the buildings the path heads left, crosses a number of fields and reaches a path junction (grid ref. SD720859). Turn right and continue back to the start at Mill Bridge.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3135 Dentdale & Bleamoormoderate12.5 miles
Walk 1052 Whernside & Dentdalemod/hard12.0 miles
Walk 3233 Dent & Gawthropeasy/mod6.0 miles
Walk 1970 Great Knoutberry Hill & Dent Headmoderate9.5 miles
Walk 3032 Gragareth & Great Coum from Yordas Cavemoderate9.0 miles
Walk 1184 Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribbleheadmoderate11.0 miles
Walk 3340 Blea Moor & Denthead from Ribbleheadmoderate8.2 miles
Walk 1208 Ingleborough & Park Fellmoderate7.5 miles
Walk 3500 Ingleborough (northern approach)moderate9.5 miles
Walk 2438 Cautley Spout & the Calf from Sedberghmoderate10.0 miles

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