In The Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales provide one of the
best walking areas in the country covering a wide variety of scenery and
some isolated locations many of which can be accessed by public transport.
Many of the walks make use of the excellent DalesBus and Settle-Carlisle
train services - no car needed! This gives the facility for linear walks
and the chance to call in at a Dales hostelry before getting the train
or bus home.
pandemic: Rail services have reverted to normal level as from 16th May
and most bus services are running albeit some with restrictions. Circumstances
may change with government guidance. Please check relevant websites before
Friends of Settle Carlisle line Guided
walks programme click
here Friends of DalesBus Guided walks programme click
here Guided walks suspended for duration
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and the 3 Peaks - A selection of walks around the Station
Inn, Ribblehead and the Three Peaks area all making use of the excellent
Settle-Carlisle Railway service. These include the peaks of Pen-y-ghent,
Ingleborough, Whernside and Great Knoutberry plus a few low level
alternatives. The Station Inn is a great destination.
Station and the Moorcock Inn -Some spectacular upland walks
in this isolated area all starting or finishing at the Moorcock Inn.
The area takes in parts of upper Wensleydale, the upper Eden Valley
and the fells to each side all accessed from the Settle- Carlisle
Railway line and various bus services. Walks include Wild Boar Fell,
Mallerstang Edge, Great Shunner Fell, Baugh Fell, Garsdale.
and The Howgills using the Western Dales Bus - Walks
primarily utilising the Settle-Carlisle Railway and the Western
Dales Bus service accessing this delightful dale and the communities
of Dent and Sedbergh - including the ascent of Rise Hill, Great Coum,
Great Knoutberry and The Howgills with longer distance walks to Ingleton
and Kirkby Lonsdale.
- Upper Wensleydale
using the Little White Bus - a selection of walks based on Hawes
and using the Little White Bus and the Settle-Carlisle Railway including
Great Shunner fell, Wether Fell & Semerwater, Dodd Fell & Snaizeholme,
Mossdale and Cotterdale.
and Malhamdale - The Craven Dales Area including Settle
and Malham Cove and Gordale Scar - a popular and sometimes very busy
area with a few surprises!
- Upper Swaledale including Keld, Gunnerside Gill, Reeth and
Fremington Edge - an area rich in lead mining heritage as well as spectacular
scenery. Most of these walks make use the summer Northern DalesBus.
Stephen and the Upper Eden Area
- an area of outstanding natural beauty including Nine Standards Rigg
and recently brought into the extended Yorkshire Dales national Park,
ideally accessed from the Settle Carlisle railway line
Wharfedale-The most frequented of the Dales and covering
a large area including the villages of Kettlewell, Litton, Arncliffe
and Buckden. Walks include Great Whernside, Buckden Pike, Old Cote
Moor and Birks Fell.
Wharfedale - the area north of Ilkley and including
the moorland each side of Bolton Abbey and Grassington. Good bus connections
from Ilkley and Skipton.
- Includes Pateley Bridge, Brimham Rocks, Middlesmoor and
Scar House Reservoir. Mostly just out of the Dales but in an area
of outstanding natural beauty. Also there is a section on the Nidd
Valley Light Railway which once served the dale.
Valley - This includes
the Timble, Fewston and Thruscross area - Easy access from Leeds and
Moor- From Menston to Ilkley - an area of open moorland
actually in Lower Wharfedale with carved rocks and stone circles.
Slightly out of the Dales as such and close to Leeds and Bradford
with a good rail link.
Fells - A circuit of the Middleton Fells - an upland
area on it's own situated between the Three Peaks and the Lake District
and not often frequented.
- a circuit taking in part of Coverdale and Waldendale
from this remote valley.
|Red Squirrel at Snaizeholme
||Waterfall at Gayle
|| Cautley Spout
|Gordale Scar, Malham
||Meadows near Muker
|Muker in Swaledale
||DalesBus in Malham
||Wild Boar Fell
|River Swale near Muker
||Wild Boar Fell
|The S1 Bus in Dentdale
||Scar House Reservoir
||Carving on Ilkley Moor
Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on
this site no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission herein.
If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.
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