Circular and Linear Walks

Circular and Linear Walks

A challenging 16.25 mile hill walk offering extensive views from Great Shunner Fell and Stags Fell, with an opportunity to visit England's highest waterfall, Hardraw Force.  The return route also passes the deep limestone fissures known as the Buttertubs.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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A 13.5 mile circuit starting at Hawes following paths and tracks along a series of ridges flanked by deep valleys.  The final section is across the meadows of Upper Wensleydale and so it is essential to complete it before dark.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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Starting at its highest point, this 13 mile walk can be hard-going at times with a badly eroded track, boggy moorland and forest firebreaks to negotiate.  Much of the route is on quiet tracks and there are fine views from the ridges.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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This highly enjoyable 13.5 mile walk begins in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, in the heart of the three peaks area.  It follows the Pennine Way along stony tracks passing a series of deep limestone fissures and returning through beautiful limestone scenery.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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A challenging 15.25 mile hill walk following pack horse routes and difficult paths around Pen-y-Ghent, with an exhilarating clamber up onto the summit. Deep limestone fissures passed along the way include the country's largest natural hole, Hull Pot.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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A 16 mile walk starting from Arncliffe in Littondale (the original Emmerdale), this highly enjoyable walk follows a monastic way over limestone moors to Malham Tarn before crossing the rugged moorland terrain of Fountains Fell via niners' tracks.  Returning on a stony track and a riverside path.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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An 11.25 mile walk through the best limestone scenery including towering crags (Malham Cove and Gordale Scar), extensive areas of limestone pavement and a dry valley.  The route also includes a circuit of Malham Tarn and a charming dene with a lovely waterfall (Janet's Foss).

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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An enjoyable 14.25 mile walk through pleasant countryside linking a series of picturesque villages running up the valley.  The route follows the Pennine Way over pasture and beside the River Aire before returning by a combination of paths and tracks.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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A pleasant 11.25 mile walk following the Pennine Way over gently rolling pasture, returning on the towpath beside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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An arduous 13.25 mile walk which is a prelude to the Millstone Grit landscapes of the South Pennines.  It runs over pasture and moorland, crossing and re-crossing ridges which provide extensive views. There is some fiddly route-finding on the way.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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