The Settle Area has a vast network of public footpaths and bridleways that enable you to get 'up-close and personal' with some of the most spectacular countryside and landscapes in the world. 

Whether it's a gentle ramble along the banks of a Dales river, a challenging hike that visits the summits of some of the highest peaks in Yorkshire or something in-between, we can guarantee that you'll find a walk to perfectly match your requirements.

For those intrepid adventurers that like the challenge of a long-distant walk then these are the ones that pass through the Settle Area: Ribble Way, Pennine Way, A Pennine Journey, Pennine Bridleway, Dales High Way, Howgills and Limestone Trail.

For those who lack the confidence and experience to tackle a walk on their own, there are plenty of opportunities to join a guided walk or hire an experienced and knowledgeable Guide - see EXPERIENCES >>

Walks in the Settle Area
A selection of downloadable walks in the Settle Area  ...                                                                                                           
Self-Guided Walks along the Settle-Carlisle Line
A collection of downloadable walks based in the Ingleborough area of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.  They are linear walks, specially designed to make the most of the rail and bus connections, which allow you to access the Dales with no need for a car.
Rail to Trail : Self-Guided Walks along the Bentham Line
A diverse collection of twelve walks linking neighbouring stations along the Bentham Line (Skipton - Settle - Heysham Port).
Walk the Three Peaks
The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside lie at the head of Ribblesdale within the Settle area. They can be walked all together in one day (for the very fit and adventurous!) or individually ...
Walk the Pennine Journey
The Pennine Journey is a challenging circular walk of 247 miles which starts and finishes in Settle. The walk passes through the wonderful variety of terrain and scenery the north  ...
Walk the Howgills and Limestone Trail
The Howgills and Limestone Trail is a 76 mile long-distance walk from Kirkby Stephen to Settle through this picturesque and, in parts, demanding area of Cumbria and North Yorkshire - with a short diversion into Lancashire ...
Walk or Ride the Settle Loop
The Settle Loop was the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in August 2005. It is a 10 mile (16km) circuit which takes in some stunning limestone scenery ...
Settle Heritage Trail
The trail is the perfect way to see, smell, hear and touch the beautiful landscape, architecture and wildlife that make up the stunning and historic Yorkshire Dales town of Settle.
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