23 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Northern Dales Area of The Yorkshire Dales

The Northern Dales Area of The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the area within the National Park north of the A684 from Sedbergh to Leyburn via Hawes, Bainbridge and Aysgarth and east of the A683 from Sedbergh to Brough via Kirkby Stephen.

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Twenty-three easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Northern Dales Area of The Yorkshire Dales 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 ny144 Hardraw Force from Hawes

England's highest waterfall - well worth a visit

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk ny208 Addlebrough from Thornton Rust

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk ny132 Worton Scar and Thornton Rust from Askrigg

Lovely, lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c396 Birkett Hill from Kirkby Stephen

Stunning views of Kirkby Stephen

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:1,182 ft (360 m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c381 Nine Standards Rigg from Tailbridge Neck

Nine Standards Rigg - the easy way!

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12 km)
Ascent:1,083 ft (330 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny110 Hardraw Force and Pike Hill from Hawes

England's highest waterfall - worth a visit

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c282 Wild Boar Fell from Cotegill Bridge

Fine Views from lonely hilltops

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:1,548 ft (472 m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny248 Kisdon and Keld from Muker

Moorland and gorge, with stunning waterfalls

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk ny221 Fremington Edge and Arkengarthdale from Reeth

Fine views - though can be wet underfoot

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk ny114 Addlebrough via Worton Pasture from Askrigg, Wensleydale

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c342 High Seat (Mallerstang) from Outhgill

Fine views of the Mallerstang Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,571 ft (479 m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c404 Nine Standards Rigg and Whitsundale Beck from Tailbridge Neck

In the footsteps of Wainwright

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:1,467 ft (447 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny174 Fremington Edge, Langthwaite and Arkengarthdale from Reeth

Fine views - though can be wet underfoot

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk ny160 Addlebrough and Thornton Rust from Askrigg, Wensleydale

Superb views of lovely Wensleydale

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk c323 Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell from Needle House Farm

Fine views of the Mallerstang Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:1,864 ft (568 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny140 Fremington Edge and Calver Hill from Reeth

Fine fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:1,870 ft (570 m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c382 Baugh Fell from Rawthey Bridge

Interesting waterfall and great views of the Howgills

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:1,601 ft (488 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk ny145 Tan Hill and Robert's Seat from Keld

Where The Pennine Way meets The Coast to Coast walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:2,091 ft (637 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny157 High Harker Hill and Greets Hill from Reeth

Fine views of Swaledale

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75 miles (20.5 km)
Ascent:1,935 ft (590 m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c375 Nine Standards Rigg via The Coast to Coast walk from Kirkby Stephen

In the footsteps of Wainwright

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.5 miles (20 km)
Ascent:2,127 ft (648 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ny103 Rogan's Seat and Water Crag (Arkengarthdale) from Keld

Excellent 360 degree views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:2,681 ft (817 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk ny149 Great Shunner Fell from Hawes

The Pennine Way - and superb views of Hawes

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75 miles (22 km)
Ascent:2,330 ft (710 m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c368 Nine Standards Rigg from Kirkby Stephen

The route Wainwright should have taken

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75 miles (22 km)
Ascent:2,507 ft (764 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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



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