Settle and its surrounding villages and countryside provides opportunities to sample a wide range of outdoor activities for all levels of abilities. From a taster in caving and discovering the beauty of the Dales underground to taking up the challenge of walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
The area has miles of routes for horse riding and mountain biking including a section of the new Pennine Bridleway. It has footpaths that take you along the riverside, through villages, to waterfalls and up onto the surrounding fells. Whether you are interested in history, archaeology, geology, botany, wildlife or just getting away from the crowds, the Settle area has something to offer.
Settle has its own climbing site at Castleberg Rock and there are several other venues locally for all standards of climber.
If you need to hire a bike or even a guide, wish to try caving for the first time or develop your skills to include vertical trips there are local businesses which can help you. Climbing tuition, guided walks, learning how to navigate using a map and compass or GPS there are opportunities available in and around Settle.
Together with good outdoor equipment shops and plenty of great places to eat, drink and stay, Settle is an excellent location to be based for adventure activities or just a relaxing riverside walk.
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