Yorkshire Dales

England, United Kingdom
 (7 votes, 7 reviews)
The Yorkshire Dales (also known as The Dales) is the name given to an upland area, in Northern England.
The area lies within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire, though it spans the ceremonial counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Cumbria. Most of the area falls within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, created in 1954, and now one of the fourteen National parks of Britain.
The Dales is a collection of river valleys and the hills among them, rising from the Vale of York westwards to the hilltops of the main Pennine watershed
(the British English meaning). In some places the area even extends
westwards across the watershed, but most of the valleys drain eastwards
to the Vale of York, into the Ouse and then the Humber.
The word dale comes from a Nordic/Germanic
word for valley, and occurs in valley names across Yorkshire (and
Northern England generally) but since the creation of the Yorkshire
Dales National Park, the name Yorkshire Dales has come to refer
specifically to these western dales and the area of dales and hills
east of the Vale of York is now called the North York Moors after the National Park created there. The Yorkshire Dales is served by its own radio station, Fresh Radio, which broadcasts programmes from studio bases in Skipton and Richmond.
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3 Peaks in a Day
by circle3 on Nov 01, 2010
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
24 miles
Attempting the 3 Peaks challenge at this time of year requires an early start and an early finish if you want to avoid a trudge back in the dark.The walk is reasonable strenuous and involves 2 step accents with some scrambling (Pen-Y-Ghent & Ingleborough and 1 long accent to Whernside.We started a the Golden lion Pub in Horton where you are offered day parking for £1.00 and is a great place to...
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Malham Circular
by bluecarrots on Sep 14, 2010
Malham, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
8.8 miles
This is a great walk taking in Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and ending with the Waterfalls at Gordale Scar.WARNING:  The descent at Gordale Scar involves a bit of a climb which may be difficult for some.
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Yorkshire Three Peaks
by Dan1980 on Jun 25, 2010
Horton in Ribblesdale, England, United Kingdom
24 miles
Completed in 10 hours and 58 minutes
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by datz on Mar 21, 2009
Selside, England, United Kingdom
10.8 miles
Our favourite walk in the Dales, Ingleborough from Clapham. Weather was mild but very hazy with low cloud frequently hiding Inglebrough.
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Grassington and Mossdale Scar
by datz on Apr 14, 2009
Kilnsey, England, United Kingdom
10.7 miles
A fantastic walk through some beautiful limestone scenery. The whole area is criss-crossed with paths giving many alternative options. A bright sunny day but spoilt by a very strong cold wind.
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Tour de Pen-y-Ghent
by mikeyoung777 on Nov 11, 2007
Halton Gill, England, United Kingdom
14.7 miles
A short Yorkshire Dales classic ride from Horton in Ribblesdale.
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The Classic Malham Round
by Skelwithpad on Sep 09, 2010
Yorkshire Dales, United Kingdom
10.2 miles
This is the classic Malham round for anyone not familiar with the area.Janet's Foss - Foss is an old Scandinavian word for a waterfall. According to legend, Janet queen of the local fairies, lives in a cave behind the waterfall.Gordale Scar is the most awe-inspiring place in the Yorkshire Dales with its overhanging rocks and waterfalls.It was formed when hue amounts of water from melting glaciers scoured away the rocks. The water...
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Keld to Muker Circular
by ShorelineTrails on Sep 24, 2009
Keld, England, United Kingdom
6.7 miles
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Marsk - Marrick - Fremington
by mackemsteve on Apr 04, 2010
Marske, England, United Kingdom
18.2 miles
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Up Ingleborough from Clapham
by Steve38 on Jun 03, 2010
Clapham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
11.6 miles
A blazing hot June day.  Too hot to stagger up Ingleborough really but it was a good clear day.  Lots of good views all around if a bit hazy in the distance.  I have an old copy of Wainwright's 'Walks in Limestone Country' so I was following a couple of his walks to see if everything was still the same.  Wainwright says 'Of the many walks described in this book, the ascent...

Grassington is a wonderful Dales village(even if it has town status!) with friendly pubs, restaurants and shops.Parking is an issue but there ways around that.Varied walks are able to be done starting in Grassington or via the superb friendly bus service.
My tip? don't forget the insect repellent spray, the little blighters have a healthy appetite!

Visited on Jun 11, 2012

by Clikkers65 on Jun 21, 2012
The Dales has some amazing places to visit, spend the day spend the week. You can find some magical places if you are willing to get of the beaten track.
Visited on Apr 21, 2012

by mirroruk on Apr 22, 2012
Another great day in the Dales, an ascent of Pen-y-Ghent and Plover Hill with a cheeky pint in Horton in Ribblesdale before heading home.
Visited on Jan 08, 2011

by mattdriley on Jan 11, 2011
Pleasant company, scenary, fresh air, wildlife.... just perfect!
Visited on Jan 04, 2011

by blakebop on Jan 06, 2011
On my doorsetp and a great place to walk/hike. So much geological variation between dales (valleys).
Visited on Nov 13, 2010

by G6WTM on Jun 24, 2011
Brilliant, stayed at Mallham YHA for a couple of nights and had 3 days excellent walking, and a stop off and walk in/near Skipton as well.
Visited on Nov 30, 2009

by alcocol on Apr 06, 2011
The best place in the world!

by nightair on Feb 02, 2013

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