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Walking In Yorkshire

Ingleton waterfalls walk - Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire a great area for walking and hiking, whether you want to tackle three peaks in a day or stroll along a tollpath, there is something for everyone. It's not possible for us to feature every possible variation of walks you can do, but within each region we've tried to cover areas which offer a selection of hikes, or walks or differing abilities and links to sites which provide more information.               

Aysgarth Falls
Aysgarth falls are a triple set of waterfalls on the River Ure. TheNational Park visitor centre provides details about the history and formation of the Falls, there is also a shop and cafe. The walk is split with the car park in the middle, first head to the Upper falls, then treturn to the car park, enjoy the facilities. The walk to the Lower Falls is slightly longer and involves some steps. Map, GPS and route

Conistone Dib and Conistone Pie
Starting in Conistone gorge, this walk heads through a narrow limestone gorge which narrows to just about the width of a roadside pavement. Before heading past Coniston Dib and up to Consition Pie, with views of the surrounding area. Map, GPS and more detailled route.

Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss
Starting from the National park cantre in Malham, this walk in part follows the Pennine way to the top of Malham Cove which provides stunning views of the surrounding countryside, step carefully across the limestone pavement and over the stiles towards Gordale Scar. Head back to the road until you see the sign for the Riverside Path, Malham. this takes you past the Janet's Foss waterfall and back towards the Penine way, which will take you back into Malham.

Hardraw Force
Hardraw Force is England's highest unbroken waterfall, the fall is on privately owned land but for a small charge you can visit the Falls. tickets are obtained from the Green dragon and are used for the upkepp of the paths and the Falls. Starting from the tourist information centre in Hawes you can do a 5 mile circular walk including the Falls.

Beverley and Beverley Westwood
A short walk starting from the town centre this is a gentle walk suitable for most walkers, but does include some raodside walking. The walk takes you past the old Beverley windmill and around the Westwood an expanse of open grassland bequeathed to the town.

Wolds Way
The Wolds Way is one of the National Trails, it is 79 miles from Hessle in the East Riding of Yorkshire to Filey in North Yorkshire. Attractions along the route in east Yorkshire include the Humberbridge, Welton village which previously had 2 watermills and is where the legendary Dick Turpin was arrested. Plus the incredibly picturesque village of North Newbald with it's village green, shop and pubs.

Kilburn Woods from Sutton Bank
A 4 hour 6 mile walk starting and ending at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, the track heads through broadlefed and coniferous forest. there is a sharp descent and ascent on the scarp edge. Map and route guide from the National Parks.

Esk Valley Walk
a 35 mile walk from the source of the River Esk to the estuary at Whitby. The walk takes you from the heart of the moors to the heritage coast. the Esk Valley walk booklet can be purchased from tourist information outlets or online from the National Park online shop

Tabular Hills Walk
This 48 mile trail links the two southern ends of the Cleveland Way, and runs from Helmsley to Scalby Mills on the coast. The route can be purchased from the National Parks online shop

Maw Wyke to Robin Hoods Bay
A circular walk along cliff top path returning on a disused railway track. The trail is 6 mile and is relatively easy, with no stiles. There are stunning coastal views for most of the trail.

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
A 4.5 mile (8 km) walk from very close to the village centre, the walk takes in ancient woodlands, several waterfalls, gorges and geographical formations, offering some very fine Yorkshire Dales views.
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Yorkshire Dales Guides

Yorkshire Dales Guides can lead a walk for you or teach you the skills to do it yourself including mp and compass, GPS naviation and even first aid.

Otley Chevin Forest Park

The Chevin Forest Park is a designated nature reserve and outdoor playground! With a variety of walking trails, mountain bike routes, two permanent orienteering courses and several geocache sites.

Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded area with deep ravines, waterfalls and streams. The 400 acre area is run by the National Trust. The site has over 30 miles of footpaths to explore including several way marked trails, including the railway walk, wildlife walk and wood folk walk.

Ilkley Moor

Situated to the South of Ilkley and immediately accesible from the town centre is Ilkley moor, the area is very popular with walkers, climbers, geologists and wildlife. Without heading far onto the moor you can experience delightful panoramic vistas.

Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor is a National Trust managed area which covers over 5000 of moorland in West Yorkshire. It is an area of unspoilt valleys crags and peaks and stunning heather covered moorland. With over 100 miles of footpath it is possible to design a walk to suit all lengths of leg and levels of fitness.