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 Settle-Carlisle train service
and local transport links- no car needed! . For this reason I would initially
recommend a visit to the Ribblehead and Three Peaks area, Moorcock Inn,
Dentdale and Little White Bus [Hawes] pages.
- Gordale Scar, Malham and Meadows near
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and the 3 Peaks - A selection of walks around 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.
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. Hopefully,
this area will shortly be absorbed entirely into the Yorkshire Dales.
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.
- Settle -
the gateway to the Settle Carlisle Railway and some impressive scenery
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.
Valley - This includes
the Timble, Fewston and Thruscross area - Easy access from Leeds and
- Including Malham Cove and Gordale Scar - a popular and
sometimes very busy area with a few surprises!
- Gunnerside Gill and Upper Swaledale - an area rich in lead
mining heritage as well as spectacular scenery.
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 and waterfall
Whernside Tarns and Cautley Spout
- Muker in Swaledale and DalesBus in Malham
- Malham Cove and Wild Boar Fell
- River Swale near Muker and Wild Boar
- Ribblehead Station and Whernside/Ribblehead
- Semerwater and Uldale Falls
Important note:- 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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