‘A Walkers Paradise’

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.

Details of many walks can be got from the Tourist Information Centre – http://www.settle.org.uk/settle-tourist-information-centre/

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)

A blog about Seniors in Settle http://seniorcitizen.travel/types-of-vacationtravel/adventure-travel/seniors-travel-to-north-yorkshire-england/

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


Click the Logo Above for the Local Activity Website

RibbleHead Walks 2015 – Click for more Info

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.
Guided Walks

Walks in the Yorkshire Dales

A selection of links to websites that detail many walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Dales Walks 1
Go for a Walk
Short Walks
Yorks Dales National Park

Description: The Way of the Roses is a 170 mile coast-to-coast cycle route from
Morecambe in the west, to Bridlington on Yorkshire’s renowned east coast; passing through some of the finest landscape in the country. The route consists of
traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads.

More Walks – http://www.penninejourney.org.uk/

Provides free simple to follow directions for various walking routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues.

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

Bowland Walks 1
Go for a Walk
Bowland Walks 3
Walks and Pubs

North Craven Strollers programme of walks for the next three months:

Click The Picture to Open as a pdf

We meet on Wednesdays at 1.30pm at the Millennium Garden in Settle, First Thursdays of the month at Summerseat Gargrave at 10am and third Thursday of the month at Aherene’s car park at 1015am. Our walks are gentle, free, open to all and a great way to meet new friends as well as get fresh air and exercise. The walks last about an hour. We also do out of town walks:
16th May Feizor, 30th May Clapham, 13th June Malham Nat Trust, 27th June Austwick



2 Responses to ‘A Walkers Paradise’

  1. I am a walk leader in Padiham and are interested in a circular walk from Settle and back of approx 4/6 miles. Can you please advise if such a walk exists and if possible send me details

    Regards Ted Pemberton

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