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Hannah Hauxwell – This is my Life

Hill farmer Hannah Hauxwell, 1926 – 2018, lived a harsh uncomplaining life 1,000ft up in Baldersdale at Low Birk Hatt Farm. She had no electricity or running water and no wish for fame and had never even watched television.

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Thoralby to Gayle Ing round

Thoralby is a village in beautiful Bishopdale in the Richmond District of North Yorkshire. The village is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park just south of Aysgarth.

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Kestrels of Wensleydale – Appersett to Cotterdale round

Cotterdale is a very picturesque small side dale and hamlet on the north side of Wensleydale. The last building at the end of the road through Cotterdale called Shepherds Cottage was built in 1616.

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Grassington Bluebell Walk – River Wharfe to Grass Wood Nature Reserve round

Grass Wood Nature Reserve, an ancient woodland of about 220 acres, is one of the largest areas of broadleaved woodland in the Yorkshire Dales.

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A Winters Day in Nidderdale – Scar House Reservoir to Middlesmoor round

Nidderdale designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1994, is a really stunning valley. The Nidderdale Way is a 53 mile circular walk starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge.

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A Winters Day in Nidderdale – Middlesmoor to Ramsgill via Lofthouse round

Middlesmoor is a small unspoilt tranquil village with cobblestones situated on a hill at the head of the Nidderdale valley. The village’s present church, dating from 1866, is a Grade II listed building.

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Pateley Bridge – Gouthwaite Reservoir round

Gouthwaite Reservoir is a Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The reservoir attracts a wide range of wetland birds, small birds, waders, migrants and birds of prey.

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Wensleydale – Gayle to Wether Fell round

Wether Fell which overlooks Hawes, Gayle and Burtersett, stands at 614 meters and provides wonderful views across and into the valleys on either side.

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Tan Hill to Ravenseat and West Stonesdale round

The Tan Hill Inn is the highest inn in the British Isles at 528 m (1,732 feet) above sea level. Ravenseat is a remote hill top farm specialising in Swaledale sheep and is the home of the Yorkshire Shepherdess.

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Brimham Rocks from Pateley Bridge round

Brimham Rocks are an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations scattered across 50 acres of moorland east of Pateley Bridge. These unusual rock formations have been sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain.

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Calendar Girls – Hetton – Rylstone – Cracoe round

Rylstone became famous in 1990 as being the original home of the Rylstone Women’s Institute, whose members achieved fame by posing nude for a celebrated charity calendar.

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Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail in Widdale near Hawes round

The Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail and nature reserve are dedicated to preserving the native red squirrel which became rare when its larger cousin the grey squirrel was introduced in the 18th century.

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Yorkshire Dales – Wharfedale – Kilnsey Crag to Green Haw Hill round

Kilnsey’s most famous feature is Kilnsey Crag a large limestone cliff of around 170 feet with a challenging overhang of 40 foot attracting many climbers all year round.

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Reeth – Great Pinseat from Surrender Bridge round

Old Gang Smelting Mills is the largest remaining lead smelting mills in the Yorkshire Dales. It began smelting in 1797 and took place on this site until 1907.

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Burnsall to Simon’s Seat round

Burnsall situated in the unspoilt countryside of Lower Wharfedale is said to be one of the prettiest in the Yorkshire Dales. It has a village green and a five arched bridge crossing the River Wharfe.

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Grassington to Conistone round

Grassington a wonderful market town and Conistone a pretty hamlet are both situated in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales and are surrounded by beautiful limestone scenery.

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Malham Tarn Estate Historical Walk around Middle House and Darnbrook

Malham Tarn Estate, situated in the Pennines in the Yorkshire Dales, consists of some of the most dramatic upland limestone landscape in the country, with Malham Tarn forming a natural focal point.

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Settle to Catrigg Force and Stainforth Force round

Catrigg Force is a 6 metre vertical waterfall hidden from view in a small secluded copse and Stainforth Force is where the River Ribble tumbles over a series of cascades just below a 1675 Packhorse Bridge.

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Clapham to Ingleborough Cave and Gaping Gill round

Clapham is a small village nestled at the base of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. At Ingleborough Cave a guide will lead you through a fossil gallery with many stalagmite and stalactite formations. Gaping Gill is a famous 100 metre deep pothole on the limestone moors on the flanks of Ingleborough.

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Cautley Spout from Cross Keys near Sedbergh round

The broken cascade of falls tumbles a total of 198m (650ft) down a cliff face at the head of a wild and bleak glacial valley that comes down from the high plateau of The Calf.

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Settle to Victoria Cave round

Settle is a small market town located in Upper Ribblesdale at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales within a few miles of the Three Peaks. Victoria Cave was named after an inner chamber was discovered by chance in 1837 on the day of Queen Victoria’s coronation.

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The Yorkshire Three Peaks No. 3 Ingleborough from Ingleton round

The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). Ingleborough is the second highest of the Three Peaks and also the second highest in the Yorkshire Dales. The summit is a broad plateau half a mile in circumference carpeted with dry turf.

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The Yorkshire Three Peaks No 2 – Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct round

The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). Whernside the second of the Three Peaks lies about 2 miles northwest of Ribblehead Viaduct and is the highest point in North Yorkshire with the summit lying on the county border with Cumbria.

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The Yorkshire Three Peaks No.1 Pen-y-ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdale round

The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). The Three Peaks challenge walk of 26 miles includes 1,524 metres of ascent and descent to be completed in less than 12 hours.

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Yorkshire Dales Walks

The Buttertubs via Great Shunner Fell from Thwaite round

Great Shunner Fell at 716 metres is the third highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales and the highest point in Wensleydale it is also the highest of the fells bordering Swaledale and Wensleydale.

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Buckden Pike Polish War Memorial from Buckden round

Buckden Pike at 702m (2303ft) standing at the head of Wharfedale above Buckden village narrowly misses out on being the highest peak in the area, the highest being Great Whernside at 704m.

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The River Dee from Dent

Dentdale is a remote and very stunning valley situated at the far northwest corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is also in one of the finest Cumbrian Dales. Nestling between the rugged Pennines to the east and the Howgill Fells to the west the valley gives in to charm, beauty and historical interest.

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Askrigg to Mill Gill and Whitfield Gill Force round

Askrigg is a lovely little village in Upper Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has cobbled streets and a typical North Yorkshire rural charm and is the village where the famous television series “All Creatures Great and Small” was filmed…

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Litton – Foxup – Halton Gill – River Skirfare

Littondale is the dale of the River Skirfare and the villages of Hawswick, Arncliffe, Litton, Foxup and Halton Gill.

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West Witton – River Ure – Redmire Force round

West Witton just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park looks down onto the River Ure and has wonderful views of the valley. Penhill the prominent concave shaped hill above West Witton was formed during the last ice age when glaciers carved the valley into a U-shape.

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Upper Wharfedale – Kettlewell – Arncliffe – Littondale round

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of Northern England spanning westwards from the Vale of York, over the Pennines and into Cumbria. Known mainly as The Dales it has outstanding scenery, a diversity of wildlife habitats, a rich cultural heritage and peacefulness. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, created in 1954 and one of fifteen National Parks in Britain, has over twenty main dales each with their own unique character and atmosphere.

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Conistone – The Dib – Capplestone Gate – Conistone Pie round

The distinctive knoll of Conistone Pie situated on the Dales Way can be seen to the north east of Conistone and a climb to the top provides wonderful views of the valley and hills and Capplestone Gate is a gate opening out onto the top of Conistone Moor where also the views of the surrounding hills and Wharfedale are fantastic.

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Coverdale – Carlton to Horsehouse round

Horsehouse is a lovely village about three miles from Carlton and named because of its importance as a staging post for drovers, travellers and their horses.

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Bainbridge to Semer Water round

Bainbridge is a lovely village with a large green situated at the head of Raydale near the confluence of the River Bain with the River Ure.

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Reeth – Arkle Beck – Langthwaite – Booze – Fremington Edge round

Langthwaite is an idyllic village in Arkengarthdale and one of the most northerly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is classed as the main settlement in the dale and is home to a shop, a pub The Red Lion, an unusual commissioners’ church of 1817 and also a hexagonal powder house.

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Scar House Reservoir in Nidderdale round

The River Nidd rises in Nidderdale at Nidd Head Spring on the slopes of Great Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales and flows for approximately 58¾ miles before it joins the River Ouse at Nun Munkton. In its first few miles the river is dammed three times to create Angram Reservoir, Scar House Reservoir and Gouthwaite Reservoir.

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West Burton to Aysgarth Falls and Cauldron Falls round

West Burton in Wensleydale is said to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It lies in a deep sheltered valley at the junction of Walden Dale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale just off the B6160 road.

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Reeth to Scabba Wath Bridge by the River Swale round

Reeth is a beautiful village in Swaledale with the River Swale flowing just to the south of the village. Reeth is known as the capital of Swaledale and is situated at the meeting point of two of North Yorkshire’s finest Dales.

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Wharfedale – Kettlewell – Cam Head – Starbotton round

Wharfedale is a beautiful lush green valley in the Dales of North Yorkshire evolving near the village of Cray in Upper Wharfedale where the meandering River Wharfe and the rocky limestone outcrops, give this dale a different type of attractiveness to other dales valleys.

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Cray – Langstrothdale – Hubberholme – Yockenthwaite round

Langstrothdale is a beautiful and peaceful valley in the Dales of North Yorkshire and the upper part of the River Wharfe runs through it for its first 15 miles, although Wharfedale begins where the river meets the small village of Cray. Langstrothdale has three hamlets Beckermonds, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme.

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Hawes – Hardraw Force – Gayle round

Hawes is a picturesque small market town, with the River Ure running though its center. Situated at the head of Wensleydale Hawes is England’s highest market town and along with the dale it is one of the biggest honey-pot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Swaledale – Muker – Keld – Kisdon Force round

Swaledale – Muker-Keld-Kisdon Force round Mobile friendly version Swaledale is one of the most northern dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park starting to the east of Nine Standards Rigg on the Cumbria-Yorkshire Boundary and descends down to the narrow …

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Grassington – Hebden – Grassington Moor round

Grassington is a wonderful market town situated in Wharfedale in North Yorkshire and is surrounded by limestone scenery. Grassington was granted a Royal Charter for a market and fair in 1282 and the market was held regularly until 1860. Grassington only started to thrive during the late 18th and early 19th century.

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Ingleton is a pretty village in the Yorkshire Dales surrounded by outstanding scenery. The two rivers that meet in Ingleton, the River Twiss and the River Doe, flow from the north to form the head of the River Greta which then flows south into Lancashire these two rivers make the visit to Ingleton Waterfalls a wonderful experience.

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Malham – Gordale Scar – Malham Tarn – Malham Cove round

Malham – Gordale Scar – Malham Tarn – Malham Cove round Mobile friendly version Malham is a small very attractive village in the Pennines at the southern part of the Yorkshire Dales. Malham beck flows through the centre and the …

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Cover Bridge – Jervaulx Abbey – Thornton Steward round

This beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales is only half a mile from East Witton and three quarters of a mile from Middleham. The Cover Bridge Inn, situated between the two bridges over the River Ure and the River Cover, is an old coaching inn which was once called the Forresters Arms and before that the Masons Arms.

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Gunnerside to Blakethwaite Dams Round

Gunnerside is a very small attractive village in Swaledale situated between the River Swale and its tributary Gunnerside Beck. Gunnerside has a small pub The Kings Head, a working smithy come museum, a Methodist Chapel, primary school and a post office which is only open at certain times.

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Bolton Abbey to Simon’s Seat Round

Bolton Abbey is a beautiful place in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Situated on the banks of the River Wharfe there is 30,000 acres of countryside and over 80 miles of footpaths. The car park has ample space for picnics, barbeques and playing.

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