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Best trails in Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire? AllTrails has 150 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. Ready for some activity? There are 104 moderate trails in Yorkshire Dales National Park ranging from 2.9 to 185.7 km and from 71 to 747 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in the historic county of Yorkshire, England and encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages. The southeastern park of the park, on the River Wharfe, the Bolton Abbey Estate includes the ruins of a 12th-century monastery. Malham Village features a towering cliff, and a footpath leading to Gordale Scar, a limestone ravine with multiple waterfalls. The Dales comprise river valleys and the hills rising from the Vale of York westwards to the hilltops of the Pennine watershed. In Ribblesdale, Dentdale and Garsdale, the area extends westwards across the watershed, but most of the valleys drain eastwards to the Vale of York, into the Ouse and the Humber. The extensive limestone cave systems are a major area for caving in the UK and numerous walking trails run through the hills and dales. There is also the 73 mile-long Settle–Carlisle line railway, operated by Network Rail, runs through the National Park using tunnels and viaducts, including Ribblehead.

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Map of trails in Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Area:
217,818 hectares
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Top trails (150)
#1 - Malham Tarn via Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 12.2 km • 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
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 6.6 km • 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 - Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 7.6 km • 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
#4 - Yorkshire Three Peaks
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 39.4 km • 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
#5 - Pen-y-Ghent
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 10.0 km • Est. 3 h 35 m
Pen-y-Ghent is a 10.0 kilometer 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 runninShow more
#6 - Feizor, Stainforth Force, and Giggleswick Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 13.2 km • Est. 4 h 7 m
Feizor, Stainforth Force, and Giggleswick Scar is a 13.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Settle, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#7 - Whernside Loop Trail
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 12.9 km • 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
#8 - Ingleborough from Clapham
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 17.5 km • 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
#9 - Malham Cove and Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 4 h 34 m
A walk around Malham taking in Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.Show more
#10 - Malham Circular Walk
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 10.6 km • 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
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