10 Yorkshire walks near the Pennine Way

PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:09 16 October 2020

The Pennine Way by Terry Fletcher

The Pennine Way by Terry Fletcher

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The Pennine Way stretches for 268 miles from Northumberland to the northern Peak District, with the majority of the route passing through Yorkshire. This selection of walks from our archive closely pass by or take in sections of the national trail.

Hawes by Philip DoncasterHawes by Philip Doncaster

Hawes and the Cam Road

The Pennine Way has incorporated much of the Roman Cam Road which were major throughfares in the past, we explore the countryside around popular Hawes.

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Horton-in-Ribblesdale by Terry FletcherHorton-in-Ribblesdale by Terry Fletcher

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Pennine Way loops down to meet Horton-in-Ribblesdale and just north again towards Pen-Y-Ghent and we follow a small section in the early part of this walk.

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Pen-Y-Ghent by Terry FletcherPen-Y-Ghent by Terry Fletcher

Pen-Y-Ghent and Plover Hill

We take the section of the Pennine Way that leads up the the heights of Pen-Y-Ghent, we leave it to carry onto Plover Hill.

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Malham Tarn by Ron SuttonMalham Tarn by Ron Sutton

Malham Tarn to Arncliffe

The Pennine Way moves south right through the centre of the village, but before it gets there, it circles the north and eastern edges of Malham Tarn, and it is from here where we begin this walk.

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Airton Mill byTerry FletcherAirton Mill byTerry Fletcher

Airton

Airton is named after the River Aire, and we shadow its namesake along the path of the national trail for much of this walk.

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Haworth Moor by Karol GajewskiHaworth Moor by Karol Gajewski

Haworth

Into the moors of West Yorkshire, we head west to Pennine Way, but take in some of the famous Bronte landmarks such as the Top Withens farmhouse and the waterfalls.

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Stoodley Pike on the Pennine Way by Christopher OgdenStoodley Pike on the Pennine Way by Christopher Ogden

Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley

A few miles south is Hebden Bridge, a popular starting point for walks. We set off to join the Pennine Way on its journey to Stoodley Pike and an exploration of the Calder Valley.

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Flagged section of the Pennine Way by Terry FletcherFlagged section of the Pennine Way by Terry Fletcher

Calderdale reservoirs

We skirts the borders of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester in this walk. The Pennine Way passes a number of reservoirs in this area and we explore them in this walk from Littleborough.

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Pennine Way above Blakely Clough by Terry FletcherPennine Way above Blakely Clough by Terry Fletcher

Marsden

Another reservoir-centris walk. This time we journey south from Marsden and make our way past a procession of no fewer than half a dozen reservoirs strung out across the moors.

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Marsden Moor by Paul BesleyMarsden Moor by Paul Besley

Marsden to Northern Rotcher

Another walk from Marsden, in this one we head directly west to join the Pennine Way to discover an old Roman Fort and strange natural rock formations.

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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. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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