6 great walks near Grassington

PUBLISHED: 09:24 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:13 09 July 2019

River Wharfe near Grassington by John Cocks

River Wharfe near Grassington by John Cocks

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Grassington is a popular destination for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales. This selection of walks, all setting off within 8 miles of the market town, make it a perfect base for a walking holiday.

The Road to the Hills from Conistone by Phil MoonThe Road to the Hills from Conistone by Phil Moon

Grassington and Conistone

0 miles from Grassington

Set off from the main square climbing part way up the hills to an old drove road before returning via the Dales Way long distance path. It offers glimpses into the history of the valley as well as a fine perspective on the classic glaciated U-shaped upper dale.

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The River Wharfe near Linton Falls by Terry FletcherThe River Wharfe near Linton Falls by Terry Fletcher

Burnsall and Linton

3 miles from Grassington

This undemanding walk - at times little more than a riverside stroll - sets off from the bridge and then accompanies the sparkling Wharfe upstream, taking in some of its loveliest sections on the way to Grassington and the dramatic cataracts of Linton Falls before breaking away to visit the hidden hamlet of Thorpe-in-the-Hollow.

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Burnsall Bridge by Dennis HodgettsBurnsall Bridge by Dennis Hodgetts

Burnsall and Howgill

3 miles from Grassington

Another walk from Burnsall, this time shadowing the Wharfe south, with the dramatic natural wonders of Trollers Gill and Simon's Seat providing the perfect backdrop.

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Grimwith Reservoir  by Peter CopeGrimwith Reservoir by Peter Cope

Grimwith Reservoir

4 miles from Grassington

Grimwith is named after a wood supposedly haunted by a ghost or goblin, the reservoir is one of eleven that were built to supply the growing city of Bradford. While this walk is fairly routine, it is nonetheless a beautifula part of the Dales.

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Littondale landscape by Terry FletcherLittondale landscape by Terry Fletcher

Littondale

8 miles from Grassington

Head out from Arncliffe, following ancient trackways that reward you with some unspoilt and tranquil Yorkshire Dales scenery.

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Bench on Sharp Haw by Terry FletcherBench on Sharp Haw by Terry Fletcher

Flasby

8 miles from Grassington

This walk starts from the southern edge of the Dales, near Skipton, climbs over the summit of Sharp Haw and drops down to the hamlet of Flasby before returning by the flank of the fell.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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