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5 Walks In The Yorkshire Dales

 

Wharfedale Walks

"Wharfedale " is a long Dale stretching from Langstrothdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and through West Yorkshire. It is a moot point where the "Dale" ends. The river itself stretches through the Vale of York to join the Ouse but no part of the Vale of York could really be classed as a "Dale". Others may differ but I have defined those in the Yorkshire Dales as "Upper Wharfedale", down as far as Bolton Abbey and those in West Yorkshire below that as "Lower Wharfedale", treating the River Wharfe as the indicator of where the Dale lies. I would probably class the end of the Dale, at a stretch, as Collingham.

Being such a long dale, Wharfedale comprises many different types of scenery from rugged but beautiful and spectacular limestone scenery in the north to gentle agricultural country further down. The limestone especially makes its presence felt at the dramatic outcrop of Kilnsey Crag or The Strid at Bolton Abbey.

There are various areas of moorland and unsurprisingly, grouse shooting is prevalent (the season runs from "The Glorious") 12th August to 10th December.

There are a number of large towns, such as Grassington, Skipton, Ilkley and Otley.

Littondale is a lovely valley just off Wharfedale and I have included this here too.

Scroll down to see the Wharfedale walks (or walks starting just off Wharfedale).

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

Yorkshire Dales 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 .

The walks bearing the symbol  have been published in one Kindle book. Click the symbol for further details.
Upper Wharfedale
Arncliffe to Kettlewell                                              Public transport ticket
Arncliffe to Litton
Barden Bridge to Simon's Seat
Beamsley Beacon
Bolton Bridge to Barden Bridge and The Strid
Bordley to Malham Cove                           Public transport ticket  
Buckden to Kettlewell                 Public transport ticket
Buckden Pike                Public transport ticket
Buckden to Starbotton via Firth Fell                       Public transport ticket
Buckden to Yockenthwaite                                     Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Grassington                                          Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Grassington via Hebden and Thorpe                       Public transport ticket
Burnsall to Troller's Gill                       Public transport ticket
Grassington to Appletreewick (Via Thorpe)                public transport ticket

plus shorter options.

Grassington Moor Lead Mines and Mossdale Scar
Great Whernside                       Public transport ticket
Grimwith Reservoir
Hebden to Grassington and Yarnbury Henge                       Public transport ticket
Hebden to Grassington via The Mines                       Public transport ticket
Kettlewell to Langcliffe Fell                      Public transport ticket
Linton and Kilnsey Circular                Public transport ticket
Litton to Pen-y-ghent Gill and Giants Grave
Littondale to Langstrothdale
Outershaw Round

Fractionally just beyond the very top of Wharfedale but only by a quarter of a mile!

Rylstone Ridge and Cracoe War Memorial Ridge                       Public transport ticket
Threshfiled Quarry Circuit                              Public transport ticket
Upper Barden Round With Rylstone Edge
Lower Wharfedale
Addingham to Bradley via Skipton Moor       
Burley-in-Wharfedale - various walks of varying lengths to   
Ilkley to Addingham via Dean Beck                     
Ilkley to Burley-in-Wharfedale                            
Ilkley To Skipton (Linear Walk)              
Otley to Otley Chevin (Surprise View)                      
Otley To Bramhope via Eccup (Linear walk)              
Pool-in-Wharfedale to Leathley                            

If you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking Store

 

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