Around and About, Craven
'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.'
Upper Wharfedale, Craven
'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.'
'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.'
'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 ...'
Bolton Abbey, Craven
'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.'
Ingleton Waterfall, Craven
'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 ...'
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail [Photographers Resource]
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.
'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.'
'A walk along the canal towpath & Pennine Way, with some hills, stiles and muddy paths.'
'Newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway.'
Settle to Carlisle Way Vivienne Crow (Rucksack Readers, 2012).
'Follows the line of the railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen. As the name suggests, it takes in six peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell (in mountain-bagging parlance, all six are Nuttalls and Hewitts, and all but Swarth Fell are Marilyns).'
Dales Rail Trails Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware Press, 2012)
'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.'
'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.'
'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.
'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.'
Horton in Ribblesdale, Craven
Three Peaks Walk (Yorkshire) [LDWA]
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