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Examples of walk routes

Here are six examples of the many beautiful walks on offer.

I have chosen these six to try to illustrate a range of lengths and strenuousness.

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Reeth to Healaugh (Swaledale): 3 miles

A pretty route through the low pastures between Reeth and the neighbouring village of Healaugh, returning along the banks of the River Swale. There is the option to lengthen this to a little over 4 miles by crossing the swing bridge over the Swale to walk along the edge of the flood plain to Grinton. 

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Hubberholme (Wharfedale):
5 miles

One of my favourite walks, this is at the head of Wharfedale giving beautiful views down the Dale for only a little height gain (about 450 feet). Walk up Cray Gill with its pretty cascades, along a limestone pavement overlooking the Dale, through woodland and back beside the River Wharfe through meadows full of wild flowers in the summer. Option to shorten this to 3 miles. 

Aysgarth Falls & Bolton Castle (Wensleydale): 6 miles

Another varied and beautiful walk in Wensleydale without too much uphill, taking in the splendid Aysgarth Falls, the dominating Bolton Castle, some moorland walking and pretty hay meadows (in the summer). 

Round of Kisdon Hill from Muker (Swaledale): 7 miles

Beautifully varied, there are glorious views over upper Swaledale and the hamlets scattered around - as well as plenty of Swaledale's characteristic barns. This is a little more demanding, with some steep uphill sections: about1200ft of ascent.

Buckden Pike (Wharfedale):
8 miles

With a total elevation gain of 1730 feet (Buckden Pike stands at 2,303ft), this is well worth the effort of the climb up. Right in the middle of the Dales, on a clear day you can see over Pen-y-Ghent to the Lakeland Hills one way and the North York Moors the other. The descent to Starbotton looking down Upper Wharfedale is beautiful, and the walk finishes along the bank of the river Wharfe. 

Penhill round (Bishopdale):
10 miles

Starting from West Burton in Bishopdale, this walk gives some fantastic views over 5 dales along its length (Bishopdale, Waldendale, Coverdale, Vale of York, Wensleydale) and in clear weather you can just make out the east coast. Total elevation gain is about 1500ft, and there is one uphill slog near the beginning.  

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