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'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website519
Views of 'Full' Record951

'Offers some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise.'

Visits to the Website962
Views of 'Full' Record1871

'Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic dry-stone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.'

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Starting fromUpper Wharfedale
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website638
Views of 'Full' Record1302
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website566
Views of 'Full' Record1336

'The Group has two levels of walk. The Tuesday walks average between 4 and 6 miles and are usually fairly easy. Thursday walks, which average about 8 miles, are more challenging ... New members are always welcome.'

Starting fromSettle
Visits to the Website667
Views of 'Full' Record2094

'With the pressure on the more easily identified focuses of outdoor recreation such as the Lake District and the Three Peaks, interest is increasing in quieter and more unspoilt areas "off the beaten track". In recent years, Bentham has come to be appreciated as a walking centre with distinct possibilities ...' ALERT Link changed from Bentham Town Council to Friends of Bentham Station.

Starting fromBentham
Description from

Friends of Bentham Station

Visits to the Website782
Views of 'Full' Record1374

'There are over eighty miles of footpaths across some of the most spectacular countryside in England. Whether you wander beside the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone.'

Starting fromBolton Abbey
Description from

Bolton Abbey Estate

Visits to the Website809
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'A multi day walk passing through the main valleys in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.'

Distance (miles)85
Starting fromSettle
Description from

Where2Walk

Visits to the Website740
Views of 'Full' Record2359

'Two fine, uncrowded walks from the middle of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, each walk is almost exactly 100 miles.'

Distance (miles)100
Starting fromGrassington
Description from

John White

Visits to the Website554
Views of 'Full' Record1533

'The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. With its fascinating history, breathtaking views and a rich variety of plants and wildlife, a visit to Ingleton Falls is a great family day out or education field trip ...'

Distance (miles)5
Starting fromIngleton Waterfall
See also

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail [Photographers Resource]

Visits to the Website918
Views of 'Full' Record1562

Excerpts from the the books A Walk Around Kettlewell which has 66 pages of history and 40 photographs, and Walks from Kettlewell which features a selection of circular walks all starting and finishing in the village of Kettlewell: 'from easy to hard, walks to suit all'. Both books are available from village shops and online.

Starting fromKettlewell
Description from

Kettlewell Village

Visits to the Website328
Views of 'Full' Record851

'This classic long distance route passes through stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith. Starting from the magnificent Skipton Castle, the walk passes through the very popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.'

Distance (miles)100
Starting fromSkipton
Description from

Sheila Gordon

Visits to the Website905
Views of 'Full' Record2070

'A walk along the canal towpath & Pennine Way, with some hills, stiles and muddy paths.'

Navigate the Website>>> Craven District >>> Leeds - Liverpool Canal Long Walk
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromGargrave
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website827
Views of 'Full' Record1893

'From Settle to Hadrian's Wall in Wainwright's footsteps.'

Distance (miles)247
Starting fromSettle
Description from

David & Heather Pitt

Visits to the Website597
Views of 'Full' Record1372

'Newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway.'

Distance (miles)97
Starting fromSettle
Description from

Settle to Carlisle Way Vivienne Crow (Rucksack Readers, 2012).

See also

Settle to Carlisle Way (Harvey Maps, 2012) | Settle to Carlisle - Hill Walk [LDWA]

Visits to the Website652
Views of 'Full' Record1401

'Take a stroll through Barnoldswick on the Steam and Stream Heritage Trail. The Trail charts the changes in Barnoldswick's industrial past, from the earliest water powered mills, on to steam power, and then to modern engineering processes.'

Navigate the Website>>> Steam and Stream Heritage Trail Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBarnoldswick
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website501
Views of 'Full' Record1382

'Seven day circular walk following the rivers and tributaries that run through Yorkshire's finest limestone Dales - originally devised by Mike Schofield of Brigantes Holidays. From Kingsdale to Ribblesdale and visiting all the major dales in between, the Tributaries Walk provides some of the best walking and most dramatic landscapes you could hope to experience in England.'

Distance (miles)95
Starting fromIngleton
Description from

Pocket Routes

Visits to the Website600
Views of 'Full' Record1160

'Malham is a popular village in the Yorkshire Dales on the Pennine Way. The main attractions are the stunning scenery of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar - probably the two most impressive sights in the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and both within easy walking distance of the village as is Janet's Foss Waterfall. '

Access to details of a wide range of Walks around and about Malham.

Navigate the Website>>> Malhamdale Brochure >>> Malhamdale Walking Map | Malhamdale Walking Routes [PDFs]
Starting fromMalham
Description from

malhamdale.com

Visits to the Website865
Views of 'Full' Record1295

'The "Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way" is my own creation. This unique Long Distance Footpath is my tribute to this fantastic National Park. At approximately 130 miles long (depending on the various alternatives provided) it is designed to be walked in eight days. It conveniently fits it into a "one week holiday window" especially suitable to starting and finishing on a Saturday or Sunday.'

Distance (miles)130
Starting fromSkipton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website562
Views of 'Full' Record1712

'Takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.'

Distance (miles)24
Starting fromHorton in Ribblesdale
Description from

Three Peaks Challenge Ltd

Visits to the Website629
Views of 'Full' Record1331

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