Cicerone Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Dentdale and Ribblesdale
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Part of a 2-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.

Cicerone says:

In this guidebook, 43 circular walks, ranging from 3-mile strolls to full-day adventures are explored in the northern and eastern Dales. Few areas in England are as appealing as the Yorkshire Dales and this volume of a two-part guide provides walkers with a comprehensive walking guide to the whole of the region.

Each valley has a character and history of its own and this guide covers the varied fell and dale landscapes of the Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale and Nidderdale. Spectacular waterfalls, dramatic gorges, expansive heather moors, rich woodlands and colourful flower meadows are just some of the natural delights encountered along the way, while elsewhere intriguing relics of lead mining and quarrying scatter remote valleys and lonely hilltops.

The guidebook combines detailed route descriptions together with maps for every walk. It also includes information on points of interest along the way, as well as necessary practical information.


For nearly 50 years Cicerone have been producing guidebooks on recognised treks, regions, areas and general tips for hikers.

We have used them countless times and they've always provided excellent insight and knowledge that you only get through experience, giving you the edge to make your trip a success and more enjoyable too.

If you're a gram counter you can easily remove sections of the book to take with you making your own ultra-lightweight guidebook with only the essential sections that you require.

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Year round walking in the Yorkshire Dales, but be properly kitted out on the tops in winter


Hawes, Grassington, Sedburgh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton, aysgarth, Reeth, Kirkby Stephen, Settle, Pateley Bridge


From gentle three-mile walks to more strenuous day-long walks and suggestions for longer routes, not technically demanding but you should be able to use a map and compass

Must See

The Howgills, Wild Boar Fell, Cautley Crag, Brimham Rocks, Nidderdale


  • Edition: Second
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Size: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm
  • Weighs 280g


The Dales landscape
Evolution of the landscape
Geological history
Human settlement
Industry and enterprise
Farming in the Dales
Plants and wildlife
The Northern and Eastern Dales
The Yorkshire Dales National Park
Navigation and maps
Careful planning
Clothing and footwear
Food and drink
Taking your car
Leaving your car behind
Using this guide
1 The Howgill Fells
Walk 1 Sedbergh and the River Rawthey
Walk 2 The Rivers Rawthey and Lune from Sedbergh
Walk 3 Winder, Calders and the Calf
Walk 4 Carlin Gill and Fell Head from Fairmile Gate
Walk 5 The River Rawthey from the Cross Keys Inn
Walk 6 Cautley Crag and the Calf
Walk 7 Around Wandale Hill
Walk 8 The River Rawthey’s higher reaches
Walk 9 Grisedale
2 Mallerstang
Walk 10 High Seat
Walk 11 Pendragon Castle and Little Fell
Walk 12 Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell
3 Swaledale and Arkengarthdale
Walk 13 Apedale and Harkerside Moor
Walk 14 Grinton and Maiden Castle
Walk 15 Fremington Edge
Walk 16 Slei Gill
Walk 17 Whaw to Dale Head
Walk 18 Old Gang and Surrender
Walk 19 Beside the River Swale from Gunnerside
Walk 20 Gunnerside Gill
Walk 21 Ivelet Bridge from Muker
Walk 22 Great Shunner Fell and Lovely Seat from Thwaite
Walk 23 Muker, Thwaite and Kisdon Force from Keld
Walk 24 Whitsundale and the head of the River Swale
4 Wensleydale and Coverdale
Walk 25 A walk in Coverdale
Walk 26 West Witton and the River Ure to Redmire Force
Walk 27 Aysgarth to West Burton
Walk 28 Aysgarth Falls
Walk 29 Ivy Scar from Aysgarth
Walk 30 Whitfield Gill Force and Mill Gill Falls
Walk 31 The Wensleydale railway and River Ure stepping-stones
Walk 32 The Wensleydale railway and Skell Gill
Walk 33 Bainbridge to Semer Water
Walk 34 Aysgill Force
Walk 35 Dodd Fell Hill and Drumaldrace
Walk 36 Cotterdale
Walk 37 Great Shunner Fell from Hardraw
Walk 38 The High Way
5 Nidderdale
Walk 39 Brimham Rocks
Walk 40 Ashfold Side
Walk 41 Middlesmoor and How Stean Gorge
Walk 42 Nidderdale
Walk 43 Little Whernside

Appendix A Route summaries and suggestions for longer routes
Appendix B Where to find out more


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