Hiking in the Yorkshire Dales

by Bert Maxwell /
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Jun 11, 2012 / 0 comments

If you’ve never visited the Yorkshire Dales before, but have always fancied it, there’s nothing stopping you. There are so many things to do there, but it comes as no surprise that perhaps the most popular activity there is hiking. The Dales is full of many fantastic walking routes which reward people who are willing to trek for miles on end with fantastic views and a drink in one of the area’s many picturesque villages. Should you want to go on holiday and need accommodation Yorkshire has plenty of great holiday cottages to stay in.



One of the best things about hiking in the Yorkshire Dales is that it’s a perfect way to explore this beautiful area of the country with your loved ones such as your family or your partner. Together, you can find fun things to do while following one of the many walking routes such as rock climbing, canoeing and even visiting some of the local attractions, all of which can be done while staying in one of the finest holiday cottages Yorkshire Dales has within its boundaries.


The fact that the Dales is such a vast area means you could get lost very easily, but you’ll also never be too far away from a place of interest. For example, you could be walking from Skipton towards Grassington and end up taking a wrong turn, but you may find that, in the distance, you’re looking at Bolton Abbey. Seeing it in all its glory, you’ll be tempted to take a closer look at it, not to mention the surrounding area. You might also find a number of great local pubs worth having a rest in, especially if you need to stop halfway on the route from Settle to Pateley Bridge.


Aside from following some of the designated routes, you might want to go on a little adventure by planning your own route. You might want to visit somewhere like Bedale, but are unsure of what’s nearby, so you start off in a village near to the cottage you’re staying in and go from there. While it might not seem right, if you come prepared with food, water and the right hiking equipment, you’re ready to go.