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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Walking and Group Bookings from River HouseRiver House is an Ideal base for lots of lovely walks in the area of the Yorkshire Dales National park and beyond. Situated in the village of malham we have the Pennine Way running just past the front door. This is just one of the major walking routes to run near the house. with the Dales High Way, Settle loop,been just a few more.


The websites that follow is where more information can be found on the walks in the area of Malhamdale and the Yorkshire Dales National park. helping you plan your stay with us.

Guided walks in the Area of Malhamdale                                                                                                       

A new company that runs organised group walks in the area of Malhamdale and the Yorkshire Dales is “Free in the Clouds”, run by Angel Harker, she is a fully trained hill and moorland leader, more information can be found on her website,

We have a wide range of guides, maps and walking options at River House, that can be borrowed or photo copied making lots of suitable walks for just about any requirement. With the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park at our door step and the Forest of Bowland – area of outstanding natural beauty not far way there is something for every one, at River House.

Malham cove walk

Malham Cove is a magnificent limestone amphitheatre formed through ice and water erosion during the last million years.just a 15 min walk from the house,  A section of the Pennine Way leads from Malham Village to the Cove, ascending the western grassy side of the 250-feet high cliff. At the top there is a remarkable limestone pavement with its clints (small flat blocks) and grikes (deep crevices between), and a sensational view over the valley. Beyond, the Dry Valley leads northwards towards the Water Sinks and Malham Tarn.

The Yorkshire 3 peaks

Just over the hill towards Settle we have the wonderful Yorkshire  3 peeks.The Yorkshire Three Peaks walk is a famous challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales.  It takes in three of the highest summits in the area; Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.  Each of these hills is worthy of spending a day on with many varied and interesting routes available.   Each year, however, many walkers attempt to walk all three peaks in one day with most starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The route is 24.5 miles (39km) long and has over 5,000 feet (1600m) of ascent and descent and most people aim to complete it in less than 12 hours.

The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way has something to offer every long distance walker. This is a 270-mile walk that will take you from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales, up into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, and into the Scottish Borders.   there plenty of historical and cultural interest too. Starting at the scene of the Kinder Scout mass trespasses of the 1930s, you walk through the Southern Pennines, cradle of the Industrial Revolution, pass Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters, across the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, and enter a huge Pennine area that was exploited by every kind of mining activity:-

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