Walk and Cycle in the Yorkshire Dales - Long Distance / Waymarked Trails and Tracks

 

Long Distance Walking / Cycling Routes

Bowland-Dales Traverse - 95 miles, across the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales

 

Dales Way - 80 miles, between Ilkley and Bowness-in-Windermere, much of the route follows riverside paths

 

Dales High Way - 90 miles, between Saltaire (World Heritage Site) and Appleby-in-Westmorland

 

Herriot Way - 52 miles, circular walk, Wensleydale and Swaledale

 

Lady Anne's Way - 100 miles between Skipton and Penrith

 

Moor to Sea Trail - 80 miles, cycle trail between

 

Nidderdale Way - 53 miles - circular walk from Pateley Bridge via Scar House Reservoir and along the River Nidd with highlights including Brimham Rocks, How Stean Gorge and Yorke’s Folly

 

Pennine Way - 270 miles, runs from the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire along the Pennines, through the Yorkshire Dales, into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, and into the Scottish Borders

 

Pennine Bridleway - 350 miles, a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, using ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newer bridleways

 

Ribble Way - 70 miles - follows the river and its valley from the source to sea

 

Swale Way - 77 miles, follows the River Swale in North Yorkshire from the River Ure nr Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale

 

Trans Pennine Trail - 215 miles, route between Southport and Hornsea for walkers, cyclists and horse riders

 

Way of the Roses - 170 miles, between Morecambe on Lancashire's coast and Bridlington on the Yorkshire coast.

 

Yorkshire Dales Inn Way - circular 76 mile walk starting Grassington

 

Six Dales Trail - 38 miles - through the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

Shorter Walks / Family Walks

Aysgarth Falls Archived PDF download - woodland walk to waterfalls -

 

Aysgill Force Archived PDF download - Hawes, walk past the home of Wensleydale cheese, through the tiny streets of Gayle and up to the waterfall

 

Grassington - Hebden Archived PDF download - circular walk between the villages

 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail – 4.5 miles - also see Archive PDF download

 

Janets Foss and Malham Cove Archived PDF download - taking in Janet’s Foss and Malham Cove - can include a visit to Gordale Scar

 

Useful walking / cycling links

www.outofoblivion.org.uk


www.mtbthedales.org.uk


www.cyclethedales.org.uk

 

rambleon.org.uk - walking and cycling routes, events, links

 

Walks by Bus and Train in the Dales - a selection of walks are listed

 

Cycle Hire

Aysgarth Bike Hire Ltd - Wensleydale Farmhouse, Aysgarth

 

Cycle Adventure - delivered hire bikes

 

Dales Bike Centre - Fremington, Richmond

 

Dave Ferguson Cycles, 3 Albion Yard, Skipton

 

Leyburn Bikes, Hill Top Farm, Leyburn

 

Nidderdale Cycle Hire, Low Laithe, Summerbridge, Harrogate

 

Stage 1 Cycles - Main Street, Askrigg

 

 

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