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The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 8.3mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - 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.

High Harker Hill - near Grinton, North Yorkshire, UK
distance 5.34mi Vertical gain +807ft Vertical drop -807ft Durée 4 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

This route is mostly on public Bridleways and moorland access tracks with a rough gravel surface with drainage channels crossing them. #WalkingWithWheels.

Walking Grinton Smelting Mill ( Download : )
Grinton Smelting Mill
distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -833ft 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.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 13.4mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1883ft 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.

distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -722ft 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 6.13mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -751ft 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 6.52mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft 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.

The Knights Templar Preceptory from West Burton
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -692ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burton-cum-Walden - North Yorkshire

This is a circular walk from the lovely village of West Burton. The start has all the uphill and can be steep but the steep part is short lived. The views are great and there is some interest on the way around with the old lime kiln and the ruins of the Knights Templar chapel.

distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1450ft Vertical drop -1450ft Durée 6h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

This is a circular route starting at Keld and takes in the stunning Kidston Falls and the Upper Swaledale valley before you climb the Gunnerside Gill to times past and the lead minning settlements. Climbing up out of the gill and on to the moors and superb views of the dales landscape and then dropping down the gully to Crackpot Hall and back to Keld.

Walking Keld & Swinner Gill ( Download : )
distance 5.71mi Vertical gain +741ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

An easy walk in scenic Swaledale, with an adventurous option to witness the austere beauty of Swinner Gill.

Walking Hawes to Gayle Round ( Download : )
distance 1.03mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawes - North Yorkshire

Pleasant walk from Hawes to Gayle bridge and back.

distance 10.38mi Vertical gain +1198ft Vertical drop -1191ft Durée 5h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

A varied all-day walk with sweeping moors, pretty villages, plunging waterfalls and a taste of rocky Swaledale.

Walking Tan Hill Colliery ( Download : )
distance 1.9mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

A straightforward out-and-back stroll sampling the atmospheric local moors, with wide views and hidden mining relics.

Walking River Greta Circular ( Download : )
distance 7.13mi Vertical gain +338ft Vertical drop -331ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brignall - Durham

A picturesque walk along the river Greta, abounds with history and nature.

Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey: Circular walk beside the River Tees
distance 3.72mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barnard Castle - Durham

A short and enjoyable walk from Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey, following the River Tees. At the time of writing (July 21) Bowes Museum is still operating a time ticket entry. If you time your visit correctly you can combine a visit to the museum followed by the walk or vice versa. Please note the gates to the museum close at 5:00. If you think you will arrive back later then park your car outside the museum grounds.

distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -679ft 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.