Walks in the Ribblesdale area of the Yorkshire Dales

Classic walks in the Ribblesdale area of the Yorkshire Dales can be found on this page. All content is free to download including map, GPS route and statistics

White Scars and Ingleborough
White Scars and Ingleborough

Ribblesdale is one of the western dales and the Ribble starts in the Yorkshire Dales, heads south and then west into Lancashire and drains into the Irish Sea. Ribblesdale draws in many walkers to its iconic fells and forms the most part of Yorkshires Three Peaks walk. As the fledgling river runs south from Ribblehead down between the high fells of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent (two of the area's famous Three Peaks) through Selside, Horton in Ribblesdale, Helwith Bridge, Stainforth and Langcliffe and on past the market town of Settle it passes through the best of the highest parts of the Yorkshire Dales.

Interactive map of Yorkshire Dales walks

Walk Miles Description
Stainforth & Catrigg Force 2.4 A wonderful walk which includes a visit to a fairy tale waterfall hidden from view in a delightful arboreal dell.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail 4.3 A very popular walk to the famous waterfalls of Ingleton including Pecca Falls, Thornton Force and Snow Falls.
Pen-y-ghent and Hull Pot 6.1 The classic Pen-y-ghent walk from Horton in Ribblesdale which includes a visit to fantastic Hull Pot.
Ribblehead Viaduct, Force Gill Waterfall and Whernside 7.9 Whernside is one of the great Yorkshire Dales mountains and this walk proves it. A walk with unsurpassed views
Giggleswick Scar, Feizor, Smearsett Scar, Stainforth Force and Stackhouse 8.3 A walk from Settle to two series of impressive limestone features and an exciting series of waterfalls.
Settle, Stainforth, Catrigg Force, Victoria Cave, Attermire Scar 8.3 There are many highlights to this walk. Add Winskill Stones and Warrendale Knotts to the list for a start.
Kingsdale, Whernside and Yordas Cave 8.7 The less trodden enigmatic climb to Whernside from the quiet of Kingsdale is followed by a visit to Yordas Cave.
Horton in Ribblesdale, Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill and Hull Pot 8.9 A classic Yorkshire Dales walk which covers the entire length of the upland masiff of Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill.
Ingleborough and Chapel-le-Dale from Skirwith 9.0 Starting out from Skirwith this classic route to Ingleborough includes Crina Bottom and Chapel-le-Dale.
Park Fell, Simon Fell, Ingleborough and Ribblehead Viaduct 9.4 A stunning walk from Ribblesdale centered on exploring Ingleborough National Nature Reserve.
Clapham, Trow Gill, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough 9.5 An ascent of Ingleborough from Clapham via Trow Gill and returning by a unplanned route.
Settle, Catrigg Force, Victoria Cave and Scaleber Force 9.6 This magical walk visits waterfalls and caves in the centre of limestone country.
Clapham, Trow Gill, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough 10.1 A superb walk up Ingleborough from Clapham and via Gaping Gill in the snows of winter.
Settle, Catrigg Force, Victoria Cave and Attermire Scar 11.2 Explore the hills and dales around Settle on this walk which has surprise after surprise in store.
Litton, Halton Gill, Cosh Beck, Plover Hill and Pen-y-ghent 13.0 An alternative approach to fabulous Pen-y-ghent, one of the Yorkshire Dales finest hills.
Three Peaks Walk 25.0 The classic and very popular Yorkshire Dales challenge walk crossing its finest hills.
Walks near Ribblesdale
Low Haygarth, Cautley Spout and the Calf 5.9 The most popular and most interesting walk in the Howgill Fells. Deservedly so.
Outhgill, High Seat, Gregory Chapel and Hugh Seat 6.0 A ridge walk is achieved by a steep ascent that requires careful navigation.
Austwick, Norber Erratics, Moughton Scar and Wharfe 8.2 The ultimate for those who enjoy natural Dales scenery. The walk is a geology lesson.
Austwick, Thwaite Scars and Moughton Scars 8.5 Simply the best example of Limestone Pavement walking in the Yorkshire Dales.
Garsdale, Rawtheydale, Cautley, Low Haygarth and West Baugh Fell 10.6 Do you want adventure in your walks? Then this mix of paths, tracks and off routes is just the ticket.
Leck, Ease Gill, Crag Hill, Great Coum and Gragareth 12.9 A walk which offers the walker awesome views of Lancashire, Yorkshire's Three Peaks and Lakeland too.
Wild Boar Fell and Uldale 13.1 A challenging fell walk to Wild Boar Fell followed by a scramblers adventure to secluded waterfalls.
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