Settle District is at the heart of some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country. The serenity and tranquillity of the area makes it a walkers paradise. The Yorkshire Dales offers dramatic peaks, limestone scars, steep-sided valleys, heather-clad moorland, swift flowing rivers and plunging waterfalls.
The Forest of Bowland offers the grandeur and isolation of moorland hills and undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys There are routes that will challenge the most experienced of walkers, but there are also plenty of easy short walks and strolls for the less fit or adventurous.
A Selection of Local Circular Walks
Settle, Cleatop Park (approx. 4 miles)
Settle, Attermire and Sugar Loaf (approx. 4 miles)
Settle, Giggleswick Scar (approx. 4½ miles)
Settle, Langcliffe, Catrigg Force and the Caves (approx. 6 miles)
Settle, Langcliffe Locks and Stackhouse (approx. 4 miles)
Settle and Malham (approx. 11 miles)
Stainforth and Langcliffe (approx. 5 miles)
Wigglesworth and the Ribble Way (approx. 6 miles)
Clapham & Crummack Dale (approx. 9½ miles)
Austwick & Wharfe (approx. 3 miles)
Settle Loop – part of the Pennine Bridleway (approx. 10miles)
Three Peaks Walk – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (approx. 24½miles)
Here at the RGS we produce a series of geographically-themed walks around the UK called ‘Discovering Britain’. The aim is to encourage people to explore Britain’s diverse landscapes. All the walks are available in written or audio versions. They are self-guided, free and hopefully fun!
One of the latest walks is in Settle. The route explores the historic town and surrounding countryside of the Craven Fault. The walk was created by local historian Tony Stephens and tells the story of Settle’s geographical development over the centuries. Please feel free to have a look: http://www.discoveringbritain.org/walks/region/yorkshire-and-the-humber/settle.html
Guided Walks from the Settle-Carlisle Line
The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line welcome you to its Guided Walks programme from railway stations on the Settle-Carlisle Line and Leeds-Morecambe Line. We enable you to explore and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria, including the Lake District, with experienced guides. The guides will meet you at the station where the walk starts from and will be your leader throughout the walk.
Walks in the Yorkshire Dales
A selection of links to websites that detail many walks in the Yorkshire Dales
The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival.www.ride2stride.org.uk – 30 April – 6 May 2013
Walks in the Forest of Bowland
A selection of links to websites that detail many walks in the Forest of Bowland
North Craven Strollers programme of walks for the next three months: