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





Rambleon by Ramblerman – for walking festivals and walk / cycle tacks and trails



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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