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Walking in Craven

Craven has some of the best walking routes in the Yorkshire Dales.

Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven.

Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven.

Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back.

Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Long distance walking routes

walking Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowLong distance walking routes pass through Craven:

  • The Pennine Way; 270 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm.
  • Dales Way; 80 miles from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere.
  • The Dales Highway; 93miles from Saltaire to Appleby.
  • Ribble Way; 70miles from Ribblehead to Preston.
  • Lady Anne's Way; 100 miles from Skipton to Penrith.
  • Pennine Journey; 247 miles circular from Settle to Hadrian's Wall and back.
  • Leeds - Liverpool Canal towpath; 112 miles from Leeds to Liverpool.

Guided walks

Throughout the year local groups organise guided walks, for more information check out the websites below: