79 easy-to-follow circular walks in North Yorkshire

Seventy-nine easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in North Yorkshire of all grades in Walk Grade Order


Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



You can use these checkboxes to show only the grades of walk you are interested in:-

Grade

Easy

Grade

Easy

Grade

Easy

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Moderate

Grade

Hard

Grade

Hard

Grade

Very Hard


Seventy-nine easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in North Yorkshire of all grades in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny186 Aysgarth Falls from Aysgarth

Superb waterfalls walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:3ml (4.5km)
Ascent:367ft (112m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny144 Hardraw Force from Hawes

England's highest waterfall - well worth a visit

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:295ft (90m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny126 Ingleborough Cave and Trow Gill from Clapham

An easyish stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:558ft (170m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny242 Howl Dale from Thornton-le-Dale

Delightful woodland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:380ft (116m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny147 Wharfedale from Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale

Stunning river walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:210ft (64m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny151 Embsay Crag from Embsay

Short and easy walk to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:738ft (225m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny139 Lastingham from Hutton-le-Hole

Two lovely villages with fine views in between

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:623ft (190m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny193 A circuit of Scar House Reservoir, Nidderdale

Easy walk round a remote reservoir

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:571ft (174m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny107 Moor Gate from Hawnby

Pleasant country stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:689ft (210m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny208 Addlebrough from Thornton Rust

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5mls (7km)
Ascent:870ft (265m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny132 Worton Scar and Thornton Rust from Askrigg

Lovely, lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:502ft (153m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny216 Victoria Cave from Settle

Fine Limestone Crags

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:977ft (298m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny100 The Ingleton Waterfalls from Ingleton

A classic walk to spectacular waterfalls

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:984ft (300m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny142 A circuit of Angram and Scar House Reservoirs, Nidderdale

Easy walk round two remote reservoirs

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:647ft (197m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny184 Kingsdale, Beezley Falls and Snow Falls from Ingleton

A taste of the dales and some lovely waterfalls

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:961ft (293m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny273 Cockbur Ford, Hebden and The River Wharfe from Grassington

Beautiful Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (11km)
Ascent:607ft (185m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham

The best way to approach Malham Cove

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:804ft (245m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny201 Rudland Rigg and Farndale Nature Reserve from Low Mill

Fine views and a delightful river side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:932ft (284m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny134 Parson's Pulpit from Street Gate

Quiet hill far from the crowds of nearby Malham

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25mls (10km)
Ascent:902ft (275m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny106 Kelber from Grassington

Iron Age Field Systems and fine Limestone Crags

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:876ft (267m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny133 Yockenthwaite from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:991ft (302m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny128 Arncliffe and Hawkswick from Kettlewell

Fine views and beautiful villages

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:1,476ft (450m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny162 Sulber Gate,Thieves Moss and Long Scar from Clapham

Limestone Pavement and unusual rock formations

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:951ft (290m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny190 Appleton-le-Moors from Hutton-le-Hole

Three lovely villages and an ancient cross.

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:590ft (180m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny105 Whitestone Cliff from The Kilburn White Horse

Fine views over the Vale of Mowbray

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25mls (10km)
Ascent:1,355ft (413m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny110 Hardraw Force and Pike Hill from Hawes

England's highest waterfall - worth a visit

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,030ft (314m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny277 Ana Cross from Hutton-le-Hole

An ancient cross & two lovely villages

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,089ft (332m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny248 Kisdon and Keld from Muker

Moorland and gorge, with stunning waterfalls

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,345ft (410m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny143 Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

One of the classic 'Yorkshire Three Peaks'

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,640ft (489m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham

Magnificent Malham Cove & stunning Gordale Scar - a classic

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,296ft (395m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny221 Fremington Edge and Arkengarthdale from Reeth

Fine views - though can be wet underfoot

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,674ft (411m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny165 Victoria Cave and Catrigg Force from Settle

Probably the prettiest waterfall in the Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,279ft (390m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny195 Kelber Gate and Conistone from Grassington

Some fine Limestone Crags

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,158ft (353m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny114 Addlebrough via Worton Pasture from Askrigg, Wensleydale

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75mls (12.5km)
Ascent:1,214ft (370m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny172 Parson's Pulpit and Proctor High Mark from Street Gate

Quiet hills far from the crowds of nearby Malham

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75mls (14km)
Ascent:1,162ft (354m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny109 Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct

The Yorkshire Dales' Highest Point

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,574ft (480m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny155 Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

Superb coastal views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,398ft (426m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny272 Crookrise Crag Top, Rylestone Fell and Embsay Moor from Embsay

Superb views - but pick a clear day

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,492ft (455m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 39 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny129 Gragareth and Great Coum from Leck Fell House

Good views of the 'three peaks' & lakeland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,653ft (504m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 40 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny137 Buckden Pike via Buckden Beck from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - a different but superior route onto Buckden Pike

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,802ft (549m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 41 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny174 Fremington Edge, Langthwaite and Arkengarthdale from Reeth

Fine views - though can be wet underfoot

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,674ft (510m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 42 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny333 The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a 3 day walk - Day 3 from Horton in Ribblesdale

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - the civilised way

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,644ft (501m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 43 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny160 Addlebrough and Thornton Rust from Askrigg, Wensleydale

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75mls (15.5km)
Ascent:1,388ft (423m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 44 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny111 Hebden and Kelber from Grassington

A riverside stroll through beautiful Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,017ft (310m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 45 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny161 Meugher from Yarnbury, Grassington

Don't bother unless you have to bag Meugher

Vital Statistics:

Length:11mls (17.5km)
Ascent:1,181ft (360m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 46 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny222 Ana Cross and Appleton-le-Moor from Hutton-le-Hole

An ancient cross and lovely villages

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75ml (20.5km)
Ascent:1,056ft (322m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 47 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny104 Buckden Pike from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - can be a little boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,766ft (538m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 48 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny112 Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from Dale Head

Majestic Pen-y-ghent and stunning Littondale

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,663ft (506m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 49 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny119 Ingleborough from Clapham

One of the famous 'Three Peaks'

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,178ft (664m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 50 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny130 Ingleborough and Raven Scar from The Old Hill Inn, Ribblehead

Fine views of Whernside and Ribblehead

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,932ft (589m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain


Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home

Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain