Moderate walks

These walks are moderate routes along roadside and footpaths across open country and gentle fellside. Perfect if you’re not looking for a strenuous hike, but still fancy something more challenging than a stroll.

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Yockenthwaite to Cray wildlife walk

You’ll be amazed at the number of flowers in these meadows © National Trust

A circular walk through hay meadows, scattered woodland and limestone pavement, returning along the banks of the beautiful River Wharfe.

Buckden to Starbotton and return

Classic Dales scenery Upper Wharfedale © National Trust

Circular walk on the fellside (with one strenuous section on the Centenary Path) returning along the riverside path of the River Wharfe.

Challenging walks

These walks are strenuous uphill routes across open country and exposed moorland, so please only attempt if you’re prepared for a challenge. The rewards will be worth all your effort when you discover the dramatic views.

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Buckden Pike and lead mine walk

Buckden Gavel Lead Mine is now an important habitat for bats and mosses © National Trust/ Peter Katic

Discover remnants of the lead mining industry set within the beautiful, diverse landscape of Upper Wharfedale; from upland hill farms and hay meadows along the River Wharfe to wild moorland, big skies and far-reaching views at Buckden Pike.

Horse Head Moor & Deepdale

The peaks still look a long way away in the winter... © National Trust

Up Horse Head Pass and along the lonely moorland ridge to Beckermonds, with magnificent views of the Three Peaks, returning on the Dales Way.

Old Cote Moor from Kettlewell

The River Wharfe gently flowing through Kettlewell © Peter Katic

This high level walk follows the exposed ridge separating Wharfedale and Littondale, returning along the riverside from Buckden.

Who can't resist a riverside walk? © National Trust

Who can't resist a riverside walk?

Easy strolls

We will have more easy walks on offer very soon, but here's one to get you started.