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The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 13.36km Vertical gain +325m Vertical drop -320m Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A walk of two halves. The first part ascends gently on good tracks, passing the remains of the Old Gang Smelting Mill, before crossing the stream and crossing Melbecks Moor and passing the spoil heaps from the long ceased lead mining industry. The path descends via one of the 'hushes' to the Bunton Level above Gunnerside Gill. The return leg is on grassy paths which contour Brownsey Moor and pass through farmland, often following dry stone walls and passing working farms and traditional barns.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 21.57km Vertical gain +570m Vertical drop -574m Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

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Grinton Smelting Mill
distance 6.63km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -254m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk from Grinton with lots of interest. The moors above Grinton have the remains of the lead mining industry and on this walk, you will see those remains plus a well preserved smelting mill and its flue which runs up the hillside. The area is now a grouse moor and you will pass shooting butts and feeding stations for the birds. Great refreshments in Grinton and also over the bridge in Fremington at the Dales Bike Centre.

distance 9.92km Vertical gain +220m Vertical drop -220m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Askrigg - North Yorkshire

Wensleydale in the Yorksire Dales National Park offers some wonderful walking. This route takes in a stretch of the River Ure, passes historic Nappa Hall before traversing the slopes below Ellerkin Scar. The walk then visits Whitfield Gill Force before returning to Askrigg.

distance 9.87km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -229m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aysgarth - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk explores the pleasant countryside and moorland of Wensleydale. It starts from Aysgarth village and uses moorland paths and tracks for much of its route.

distance 10.5km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -138m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Witton - North Yorkshire

This a pleasant walk in Wensleydale that allows you to enjoy this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The highlights of the walk include the River Ure, Redmire Force and the Chapel of the Kinights Templar.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -207m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hunderthwaite - Durham

This Durham walk explores the area made famous by Hannah Hauxwell. The landscape is wild and never boring and this walk uses the Pennine Way for exploration.

Kidstones, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs : A 100km ride in the Yorkshire Dales
distance 102.7km Vertical gain +1428m Vertical drop -1426m Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A 100km circular ride starting in Richmond and passing through the Yorkshire Dales taking in the climbs of Kidstones Pass, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs Pass. Great scenery and places for refreshment stops.

distance 9.84km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -118m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kirkby Stephen - Cumbria

A circular walk from the market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. The route explores the rolling country to the south-west of the town visiting the village of Nateby, before continuing close to Wharton Hall and across Waitby Common back to the start.

distance 5.7km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -75m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A short circular walk along the banks of the River Swale with the chance to explore Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle and the lovely market town of Richmond.
Lots to see and do and you can make a short walk into a full day out. Great Ice cream parlour in the Old Railway Station for the return leg.
About 2 hours for the actual walking but longer if you are exploring.

distance 12.17km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -163m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Durham

A walk in the North Pennines using a section of disused railway, moorland paths and tracks. The route traverses scenery typical of the area with some views across Teesdale also to be enjoyed.

distance 12.41km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -239m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

This North Pennine walk inlcudes Harter Fell and Grassholme Reservoir and a section of the Pennine Way. The start is Middleton-in-Teesdale and the walk includes a variety of scenery. Descending into the Lune Valley the walk continues alongside Grassholme Reservoir before using a section of old railway track back to the start.

Bales Hush art installation
distance 6.97km Vertical gain +203m Vertical drop -202m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Durham

An easy walk from the Bowlees Car Park / Visitor Centre up to Bales Hush and the art installation called Hush.

distance 10.66km Vertical gain +558m Vertical drop -552m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kettlewell with Starbotton - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk has two ascents as you traverse the hills from Wharefdale to Littondale and back again. In complete contrast the final section is level walking following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe.

distance 13.32km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -299m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ingleton - North Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Dales route that includes a traverse of Blea Moor from Ribblehead. The return route follows a section of the Dales Way across Gayle Moor. The walk includes some unavoidable road walking.

High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
distance 20.86km Vertical gain +275m Vertical drop -278m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

This is a fairly undemanding walk through a wild North Pennine landscape. The route visits two outstanding natural features - High Cup Nick and Cauldron Snout - using a section of the Pennine Way. There are no route finding issues even in poor visibility.

distance 5.64km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -72m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

An easy walk in the North Pennines this walk visits one of the waterfalls on the upper Tees. The walk can easily be extended to visit the limestone crags of Falcon Clints by using the Pennine Way.