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Best trails in North Yorkshire

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Trying to find the best North Yorkshire trails? AllTrails has 360 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 around Skipton, York or Pickering, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 248 moderate trails in North Yorkshire ranging from 1.2 to 115.4 miles and from 26 to 2,444 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in North Yorkshire
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#1 - Malham Tarn via Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
A circular and very challenging walk, passing through some wonderful limestone scenery as it visits the iconic Yorkshire Dales sites of Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove. With beShow more
#2 - Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
The circular route is one of the most popular walks in the Dales. Once you leave the carpark, the walk takes you through beautiful woodland before climbing through the collection of waterfalls. There Show more
#3 - Yorkshire Three Peaks
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 24.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail covers the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which form part of the Pennine Range. The Three Peaks challenge is the most iconic walk in the Yorkshire Dales taking in the threShow more
#4 - Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
A circular walk from the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire. The route takes you through classic limestone scenery and visits three iconic sites - the waterfall of Janet's Foss,Show more
#5 - Pen-y-Ghent
Settle, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Pen-y-Ghent is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Settle, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.Show more
#6 - Whernside Loop Trail
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
A fairly steep walk up the first of the Yorkshire Peaks, with views of the surrounding areas and Ribblehead viaducts.Show more
#7 - Ingleborough from Clapham
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
This route goes clockwise, up Clapham car park then left of St James Church and up toward Ingleborough Caves, then left and straight gentle up, then steady up stairs and slabs to Little Ingleborough. Show more
#8 - Kirkham Priory and the River Derwent
Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Please note that Kirkham Abbey has been reported closed as of 06/11/2020. A circular walk from Kirkham Priory in North Yorkshire. If you want a picturesque start to a walk, you can't get much better Show more
#9 - Malham Circular Walk
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
This is the classic Malham round for anyone not familiar with the area. Janet's Foss - Foss is an old Scandinavian word for a waterfall. According to legend, Janet queen of the local fairies, lives inShow more
#10 - Malham Cove and Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
A walk around Malham taking in Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.Show more
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