6 great walks near Settle

PUBLISHED: 08:10 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:06 09 October 2019

View over Settle including the cricket ground from Castleberg

View over Settle including the cricket ground from Castleberg

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Settle may be famous for its railway links but it also the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and the Three Peaks. This selection of lesser trodded paths all start within a ten mile radius of the market town.

Catrigg Force by John WoodCatrigg Force by John Wood

Settle outskirts

0 miles from Settle

As this walk sets off from Settle Market Place, you can spend some time exploring the famous market town before embarking on a walk that visits a couple of caves, Catrigg Force and has a view of Pen-Y-Ghent in the distance.

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Stainforth Force by Terry FletcherStainforth Force by Terry Fletcher

Stainforth

3 miles from Settle

Take in the famous 17th century packhorse bridge and then pass the famous force of nature that is Stainforth Force in this exploration of the small hamlet of Feizor.

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Pen Y Ghent by Rob McewenPen Y Ghent by Rob Mcewen

Pen-Y-Ghent and Plover Hill

6 miles from Settle

This walk links Pen-Y-Ghent to the neighbouring Plover Hill, which is often overlooked by walkers but together the two summits add up to a fine day out, offering wide views of the surrounding fells.

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Robin Procter's Scar by Terry FletcherRobin Procter's Scar by Terry Fletcher

Austwick

6 miles from Settle

This walk from Austwick does reward with views of two of the famous Three Peaks, but don't let that distract you from the many local landmarks and beauty spots in this section of the Dales.

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

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

7 miles from Settle

Settle Railway Station is an iconic Grade II listed building and you can start your day making the short ten minute train journey from here to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which is the start point of this walk.

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Malham Cove by Jane CannonMalham Cove by Jane Cannon

Calton and Malhamdale

7 miles from Settle

Starting out at the small hamlet of Calton you can explore the beautiful countryside of Malhamdale while avoiding the crowds of Malham, on a good day you will spot the iconic limestone rocks of Malham Cove in the distance.

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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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