Exciting Adventures

 

Mountain Biking
The Settle Area has a variety of Mountain Bike routes. Click below for a selection of some of the best routes, ranging from a 4 mile circuit of Malham Tarn to a challenging 36 mile route around Pen-y-Ghent.
Geocaching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are a number of Geocaches in the Settle area.
Wild Swimming
The rivers, becks, waterfalls and pools within the Settle Area provide some great opportunities for wild swimming. The best known spots are Stainforth Force, Catrigg Force and Janet's Foss - but there are many others if you are in the know!
Rock Climbing
With over 50 limestone crags and more than 1900 climbs, the Settle Area offers some fabulous rock climbing challenges for all levels of capability. Crags include Castleberg, Malham Cove,  Trow Gill, Attermire Scar, Gordale Scar, Hull Pot and Giggleswick Scar ...
Cycling
 
Walking
 
Settle Area Swimming Pool

Enjoy a swim on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Situated in the picturesque town of Settle and surrounded by the wonderful Yorkshire Dales scenery and famous Yorkshire  ...

Settle Riverside Walk
Explore the lovely River Ribble on the Riverside Walk. Suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cycles, and within easy reach of the town centre. Stroll past old cotton and snuff  ...
Walk - Discover how Settle developed
Follow the story of Settle’s development by exploring the historic town and its surrounding countryside. Begin with a climb to the Craven Fault to discover a coral reef and a cave  ...
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 ...
Mountain Biking in Gisburn Forest

Located in the North East corner of Lancashire and within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Gisburn Forest offers fantastic mountain biking with beautiful views. ...

Rock Climbing on Castleberg Crag

Twenty Four climbing routes (sponsored and named after local Settle businesses) have been established on Castleberg Crag, overlooking Settle ...

Cycle the 'Way of the Roses'
This highly popular cycle route runs for 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge  ...
Walks in the Settle Area
A selection of downloadable walks in the Settle Area  ...                                                                                                           
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 ...