Gargrave to Settle via Malham and Attermire Scar Back to Malham

Walk 3 - Gargrave to Settle - 12 miles using train. A good walk with variety of scenery following the Pennine Way up Malhamdale and crossing over to Settle. From Leeds or Shipley take the train to Grgrave

From the station walk into Gargrave village crossing the river and the main A65. Turn right and then left along the lane to cross the Leeds and Liverpool canal and keeping to left hand lane. After 1/4 mile or so look for a footpath sign on the right This is the Pennine Way. Cross diagonally over 8 field fields crossing Harrows Hills and Eshton Moor looking out for stiles and footpath signs. The path eventually meets River Aire near the road. Cross the river (more of a stream actually) by means of the foot bridge and continue on the left bank until road reached near Newfield Bridge. Cross the road bridge and now follow the right bank emerging at Airton. Cross the minor road and reume the right hand river bank and at Hanlith Hall cross the minor road reached turn right and follow the road up the steep hill for 1/4milepassing the hall. At a sharp bend in the road bear left and follow Pennine Way into Malham village.

  • Pikedaw Hill from near Malham / Looking back up Stockdale Lane

From Malham village walk up the road towards Cove. After 200m  look for a footpath on the left. This goes uphill for 300m or so. Turn right and then left on to a further track. At a small stream cross the stile on the right and walk up the path to the top of Pikedaw Hill. After meeting a wall the path becomes a very well defined track called Stockdale Lane.

Continue along Stockdale Lane  and approximately 1/2 mile after Stockdale  Farm look for a path on the right (at bend in lane). Continue along grassy path below Attermire Scar and gently rising upwards to crest of the hill. At the top bear left to drop  quickly down to Settle along the walled path. Return from Settle using train.

  • Attermire Scar

  • Settle Station

Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.

This page was last updated on 03-Jan-2015

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