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5 Walks In The Yorkshire Dales


North Yorkshire Walks

North Yorkshire is England's largest rural county covering 3,000 square miles. It includes the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors but I have separated these out as separate areas in view of their National Park status. Although the National Parks may contain the most impressive scenery, that does not mean that the rest of the county is bereft of decent walking.

Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley for example contain some great walking with long distance views and attractive reservoirs. The walk I have detailed to Lund Tower and Cowling Pinacle only just outside West Yorkshire provides for a dramatic ridge walk with long distance views of Pendle Hill and Pen-y-Ghent. There are plenty of country pubs to add to the enjoyment!

If you are looking for North Yorkshire walks to access by public transport, click on the "ticket" symbol below. Although many of the walks have been accessed by car and some of the starting points themselves might not be close to reliable public transport, most walks are circular and some do pass close by public transport at some point. The walks can be picked up at that point.

Scroll down to see North Yorkshire walks.

If you will require Accommodation in North Yorkshire, see Accommodation For Walkers page.

North Yorkshire Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2 miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Beckwithshaw Bimble
Bewerley Moor and The Coldstones Cut     
Caldberg and Witton Moors
Cowling to Keighley Moor and the Hitching Stone               
Crayke to Oulston                      
Dacre Banks to Birstwith                      
Dacre Banks to High Crag                      
Elslack to Pinhaw Beacon                      
Gargrave to Airton               
Gargrave to East Marton                      
Gargrave to Flasby                      
Greygarth Circular
Hackfall to Galphay               
High Grantley Two Lakes Walk
Howardian Hills from Terrington               
Howsham to Kirkham Priory
Lindley Wood Reservoir
Lofthouse to Scar House Reservoir
Lothersdale Loop        
Lund's Tower and Cowling Pinacle                      
Markington Circular               
Masham to Druids' Temple        
Nidd Gorge and Old Bilton                       
Pateley Bridge to Dacre Banks               
Pinhaw Beacon                              
Preston, Redmire and Grinton Moors        
Ramsgill to Lofthouse
Ripley Circular               
Ripon to Bishop Monkton                      
Sandsend Circular walk via Mulgrave Castle
Note: this walk is also listed under North York Moors.
Scar House Reservoir to Little Whernside and Angram Reservoir
Settle Walks - Please note walks from Settle are listed under the Yorkshire Dales
South Stainley Circular                       
Spofforth Park                       
Thruscross Reservoir
Washburn Valley and the Three Reservoirs
Washburn Valley and Timble
West Tanfield Circular Walk and the Marmion Tower                       
Maps used on these walks:

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