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Settle and Victoria Cave is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Settle, North Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 921 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Cave Views Wild flowers
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A circular walk from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire. The highlights of this walk are the great views of Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough, two of the three Yorkshire Peaks. The caves add intrigue to the walk and being so close to the Warrendale Knotts is awesome, but the best thing about this walk is how much fun your dog will have on the varied terrain and romping around the fields and grassy paths. The terrain is rugged in places, with some gradient but nothing to worry about. You will need to negotiate several gates, some steps plus one stile. It is the Dales, so expect to see some sheep but even so this walk offers lots of off-lead time so your well-behaved pooch can enjoy romping on the lush, green paths. There are public toilets in Settle. Allow 2 hours.

The walk starts from the war memorial in Settle Market Place. From the A65 turn onto the B6480 at Lawkland or Cleatop and follow to the centre of Settle. Approximate post code BD24 9ED. There is a pay and display car park. By train - Settle station is very handy for the centre of the bustling market town, services are operated by Northern Rail. By bus, you can take Bus No. 580 from Skipton and Giggleswick operated by Pennine Motor Services or No. 581 from Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale operated by Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire.

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Julie baker
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HikingGreat!

great walk, good mixture of terrain and fabulous views everywhere. well signposted and app easy to follow. Take the little detour to the cave itself it's only a little climb.

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Matthew Wilson
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HikingGreat!

Excellent short walk, a few challenging hills, also well sign posted all way around

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Lucia Duddy
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Matthew Wilson
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Kate Williams
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Mel Murley
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We did the walk on 22nd February in the dry after experiencing a very wet week. The wind was blowing a gale though so it was a bit tricky working our way up to the cave entrance. Otherwise a lovely short walk- clocking in at bang on your 6.6km on my Garmin. Yes it is hilly but this is nothing to many of the walks around this area so a nice little introduction to walking for the less experienced.

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Sophie Haskins
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Great walk but much longer than 6.6k!! It took us 2.5 hrs and we all got blisters as not quite prepared for so far and so steep. Lovely walk otherwise.

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AP Heath
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My family really enjoyed this walk. It had a nice variety of scenery and we enjoyed the slight detour to see the cave. The GPS was helpful. It was lambing season so we had to keep the dog on a lead 50% of the time. Thanks for providing this walk, would love to see more walks in the Yorkshire Dales.

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dan kirkpatrick
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Very enjoyable walk, lovely views! Quite hilly - after the 2 boot walks we’ve done was surprised this was only a 3 boot... not yet done a 4 boot so intrigued to see what a 4 boot is like! Had to take a slight detour as one of the fields had a bull in it blocking the stile.

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debi henshaw
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Now I know where the saying up hill and down dale and found this walk lots of up hill but the spectacular views were worth it. Only just made it back before a squall hit us so really pleased we weren’t in the very exposed part of the walk.

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sue barnard
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Lovely walk however we got lost! The part where it says go through the “new gate”on the right. There was no gate so we kept going. Finally realised we must have gone wrong. Returned and found the “ new gate “ was in the ground. We only just made it back before dark. ADMIN RESPONSE: Sorry to hear you missed the turn due to the broken gate, but glad you enjoyed the walk and made it back safely. We have removed the word new from the description to help other people. For future walks, remember the best way to avoid any wrong turns is to use the App's live GPS map, which shows your live location relative to the route so you will always know when to turn.

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Shahir Khan
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Katie Ingle
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Catherine Tyldsley
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Chris Wannop
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