Looking for a great trail near Skipton, North Yorkshire? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Yorkshire Dales National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Skipton ranging from 4.7 to 21.2 miles and from 269 to 1,692 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This is a nice walk, would recommend. We changed it a little by continuing the route further to look at the old mine workings and then returning by Backstone lane. You will need to check the gps to make sutre you are on the right track as it's easy to miss some of the paths.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful views for most of walk, lovely mix of moor and woods with moderate hill climb to top. Only downside is dogs have to be on leads through substantial part of walk through pheasant shoot area around side of hill.

This is a nice walk taking you up to the reservoirs on the moor. Afterwards dropping down to the river and back towards Bolton Abbey. Great for the dog too.

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scramble
21 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Lovely day on on this loop. Fantastic afternoon bbc or the family with a steady climb up towards Malham Cove.

Way too many people

Easy, pleasant walk in lovely countryside

An absolute must for a route with kids in tow. Janet’s Foss is at the end if a Fairytale walk along a secret, moss lined stream before the awesome gorge of Gordale Scar. The route up to the top of Malham Cove is via some steep steps, but the view is worth it. Good selection of pubs in the village on the way back.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

Would highly recommend this trail as you can break it down into different sections or just do the whole thing. Unfortunately couldn’t climb up the waterfall as the flow of water was too strong and made the rocks slippy and was very windy. However the views are amazing. My first hike with my partner with plenty more to come.

Absolutely beautiful!!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice walk, the only problem is it says no dogs when you start walking towards Simons seat . I had my dog with me and after a long drive to get there I decided to carry on . I met plenty of people doing the walk and had no comments as to why she was there. I can understand the signs if dogs cause a problem and I am sure the owners know if they cannot control their dog, but to blanket ban dogs is not well thought out.

A great trail! We made it longer and harder by visiting simon’s seat too which had amazing views! A big downside of the walk however is the £10 parking charge.

Nice easy walk through beautiful woodlands

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Wet and windy day with low cloud around. Fantastic walk out from Malham along to Gordale Scar then back along to Malham Cove. Really slippery on the top in all the rain. Sun broke out as we sat and the views were amazing.

hiking
no shade
scramble
3 months ago

Epic walk. Does get bit dull in the middle but the scramble down the waterfall was epic ! Such a stunning day !

Lovely trail. Lots of wild life. Good cafe half way through

amazing walk will be back to climb waterfall

My favourite walk of all time. Once the 300 steps are out of the way it's all down hill! Fabulous family walk with lots to see.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great views! Well worth the walk up challenging steps! Great location, watched some mountain climbers when we went which was great to watch. Excited to go back and explore more

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Had a nice walk here the best bit for me was climbing the waterfall on the way round.

loved it.. really nice place to visit and not too hard of a walk. but them steps can be testing

walking
4 months ago

lovely walk, although it was very windy and ended up pooring it down, still had a great day

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