Walks in the Yorkshire Dales

From dazzling upland wildlflower meadows to ancient woodlands and wild wetlands, the landscapes and habitats of the Yorkshire Dales are amazing places to explore.  

Discover some of our iconic Dales landscapes (and a few hidden gems!) with our meadow and woodland walk guides...and enjoy the benefits of walking in this beautiful area for your health and wellbeing too.  


Woodland Walks 

James Herriot Woodland walk Swaledale

James Herriot Woodland Walk Swaledale

A circular walk from Reeth enjoying scenery loved by the author James Herriot.   

5 miles | 8 km | 2.5-3 hrs 

Beamsley Wood Yorkshire Dales

Howgill Side Woodland Walk Beamsley

Explore woodlands of all ages and views across the valley to Simon's Seat. 

3.1 miles | 5 km | 1.5-2 hrs 


Aysgarth countryside Yorkshire Dales

Lamberts Wood Walk Aysgarth

A circular 4-mile walk taking in woodlands, waterfalls and rolling countryside. 

4 miles | 6.4 km | 2-3 hrs

Low Branthwaites wood Sedbergh

Low Branthwaites Wood Walk Sedbergh

A varied walk with some steep ascents and magnificent views of the Howgills.

3.1 miles | 5km | 3-4 hrs 

Grass Wood Grassington

Pasture and Grass Wood Walk Grassington

Explore Grassington’s woodlands young and old on this 6-mile walk. 

6 miles | 9.6 km | 3-4 hrs 



Wildflower meadow walks 

Meadows at Askrigg bottoms Yorkshire Dales

Askrigg Bottoms Meadows Walk

A short walk from Askrigg through a superb meadow and alongside the River Ure.

1.7 miles | 2.8 km | 2 hours

Bell Sykes Coronation Meadows, Slaidburn

Bell Sykes Coronation Meadows

Experience being entirely surrounded by one of England's most rare habitats. 

2 miles | 3.3 km | 2 hours

Wildflower meadow Dentdale Yorkshire Dales

Dentdale Meadows Walk, near Dent 

A walk through meadows, woodlands and waterfalls, with wonderful views.

4 miles | 6.4 km | 2.5 hours

Wildflower meadows at Grassington Yorkshire Dales

Grassington Meadows walk 

A walk along the RiverWharfe taking in meadows, pastures and woodland. 

3 miles | 4.8 km | 2 hours

Muker meadows walk Yorkshire Dales

Muker Coronation Meadows

A superb walk through some of the best meadows in the Dales. 

5.2 miles | 8.5 km | 3 hours

Yockenthwaite wildflower meadow Yorkshire Dales

Yockenthwaite Meadows

Explore Yockenthwaite's meadows, woodlands and limestone landscape. 

3.5 miles | 5.5 km | 2.5 hours


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