Wharfedale is probably the best known of the Yorkshire Dales and certainly one of the loveliest. Its breathtaking scenery and rich variety of flora and fauna put it in a class of its own. The varied landscape of Wharfedale instills an invigorating sense of freedom. For artists, geologists, historians and naturalists there are infinite attractions. It is a paradise for walkers, overflowing with interest ranging from wild moorland and limestone scars to beautiful riverside and woodland scenery.
In 1859, John Ruskin visited Wharfedale to see for himself the original subjects of Turner's paintings. He wrote, 'The drive today has been the most interesting by far I ever had in England; a truly wonderful country.' Who would argue with Ruskin? For people who enjoy visiting the countryside, especially those on foot, Wharfedale is the icing on the cake!
Each walk has a two page description, a colour map with numbered arrow pointers and route directions with grid references to aid map reading. All of the walks follow circular routes ranging from 4.5 to 11.25 miles (7.2 to 18km).
|Walks in Wharfedale||Miles|
|Trollers Gill and Kail Hill||9.2|
|Burnsall, Thorpe and Linton||7.2|
|Grassington Moor and Hebden Gill||7.7|
|Conistone Dib and Dib Scar||7.2|
|Grass Wood and Ghaistrill's Strid||4.5|
|The Monk's Road and Hawkswick Cote||10.2|
|Birks Fell, Littondale and Old Cote Moor||11.2|
|Cam Head and Moor End Fell||6.5|
|Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite and Cray||6.7|
|Yockenthwaite and Beckermonds||8.0|
|Buckden Pike and the Memorial Cross||8.0|
Sample pages of walks featured in the books can be viewed and printed out from The Walks page.