Our Guided Walks

We run an extensive programme of guided walks throughout the year. There are walks for all interests and abilities, whether you want to learn about our historic environment, flora and fauna, or just take a gentle stroll.

Secret Squirrel

April 14 @ 10:30 am - September 15 @ 1:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 for adults, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Price - Child
£2 for 18 and under, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of transport to Snaizeholme and parking in Hawes National Park car park included in cost

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A 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

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Secret Squirrel

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - September 15 @ 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 includes transport to Snaizeholme
Price - Child
£2, includes transport to Snaizeholme 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

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Hawes Town Trail

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Hawes Town
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
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Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town, discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way.

A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good grips.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

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Bat Walk – Settle

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Settle Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate
Settle, BD24 9DX
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under

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Love bats? Come on a short walk looking for bats around Settle with Tony from our wildlife team. There will be a short talk and then we’ll be out with the bat detectors to discover where the bats of Settle like to fly.

Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark. Please wear sturdy footwear and be dressed to stand around outside. This event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather or high winds.

This is a YDNPA level 1 walk. The route is barrier free and may be suitable for wheelchairs, please enquire for more details.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, book through Malham National Park Centre

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Discover Aisgill Force

July 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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Hidden waterfalls are a fascinating feature of the limestone landscape in the Yorkshire Dales. Why not join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this moderate 4 mile (6½ km) journey to discover the delights of Aisgill Force?

The walk passes the home of Wensleydale Cheese (think Wallace and Gromit!), and into the little village of Gayle through narrow streets between lovely little cottages.

Out of the village the walk goes through a narrow wooded gorge with steep moss and fern covered sides to the spectacular waterfalls of Aisgill Force. The return is through pleasant Dales meadows, passing field barns and farmhouses, all set in Wensleydale’ s stunning landscape.

A level 3 YDNPA walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, Booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Lead Mining on Grassington Moor

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yarnbury, Moor Lane
Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5EQ
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under

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Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) guided walk and discover why this corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park became a place of heavy industry. We will visit the well preserved remains of shafts, adits, ore dressing, peat cutting, reprocessing and much more; and the views over Grassington are stunning.

A level 2 YDNPA walk; the first part of this route is barrier free and accessible to wheelchairs, please see website for details. The site is exposed please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited; booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre

 

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Secret Squirrel

July 14 @ 10:30 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 for adults, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Price - Child
£2 for 18 and under, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of transport to Snaizeholme and parking in Hawes National Park car park included in cost

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A 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

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Discover Orton Scar

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Orton, Small carpark in market square, Orton, CA10 3RU United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Normal parking charges apply

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A  4½ mile (7km) walk with spectacular views of the Howgills and Lakeland fells. Beautiful limestone pavements, local farms and barns and a prehistoric stone circle.

This fantastic walk not only has breath taking views of the Howgills and Lakeland fells, but also the chance to see some of the beautiful limestone pavements which characterise so much of the Dales, as well as local farms and barns and a prehistoric stone circle. You will discover aspects of history from over 3,000 years ago right up to relatively modern times. Refreshments  are available in Orton before and after the walk.

The initial ascent is quite strenuous but we will not rush you! Boots recommended – paths with exposed limestone, and possible muddy sections. There are stiles on this walk. YDNPA level 3 walk.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

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Secret Squirrel

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - December 15 @ 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 includes transport to Snaizeholme
Price - Child
£2, includes transport to Snaizeholme 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

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The Craven Limeworks

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stainforth YDNPA Car Park, Stainforth Settle North Yorkshire BD24 9QD United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Stainforth National Park Car Park included

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A 3 mile (4.8 km) stroll exploring the three different methods of lime production carried on here, including the intriguing Hoffmann Kiln which enabled lime to be produced in a continuous process. Come and explore this little known archaeological gem which has to be seen to be believed.

A level 2 YDNPA walk ; the walk is short but the route includes stiles, uneven ground and steps. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Well behaved dogs welcome but must be on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

 

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Scenic Swaledale

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House
Reeth, DL11 6TE
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Swaledale
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
18 and under free
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Normal car park charges apply

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Walk starts from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House, Reeth DL11 6SZ

Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this delightful 5 ½ mile (8.5km) walk to discover more about the local historical, industrial and cultural heritage, whilst enjoying the outstanding scenery of this beautiful part of Swaledale.

This is a YDNPA level 3 walk with one steady uphill section, uneven ground and stiles. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Bring a drink and a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome)

Booking advisable at Reeth NPC, Hudson House

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Delightful Dentdale

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dent Village Car Park, Dent, LA10 5QL United Kingdom + Google Map
Dentdale
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Normal parking charges apply

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Join our Dales Volunteers on this lovely 6.5 mile (10.5km) walk. The walk climbs quickly through beautiful Flintergill onto the Occupation Road and spectacular views of Dentdale. It then heads gently back down to the valley bottom and follow the Dales Way back to Dent through the meadows alongside the River Dee.

A moderate walk with one steep climb, some steps, stiles and slight gradients. A level 4 YDNPA walk. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, walking boots recommended.  

Please bring a packed lunch.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

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Hawes Town Trail

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Hawes Town
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Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town, discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way.

A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good grips.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

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Malham Landscape Trail

July 28 @ 11:15 am - 3:15 pm
Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Malham National Park Car Park included

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Join us for this classic walk that takes in the main features of Malham’s spectacular limestone scenery, visiting enchanting woodland, Janet’s Foss, the majestic gorge of Gordale Scar, an Iron Age village, and the world famous Malham Cove.

A level 3 YDNPA walk on good paths with one section over rocks near Janet’s Foss. There is one short climb, step stiles and steps down the side of Malham Cove. 

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch and drink

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

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Falls, Freeholders and Flagstones

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Aysgarth Falls
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Aysgarth Falls National Park Car Park included

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Walk starts from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre near Leyburn DL8 3TH

An easy 5 mile (8.0km) walk with some gradients, stiles and uneven ground around the fascinating landscape of Carperby parish.

Join our experienced Dales volunteers to find out more about the fascinating history of Carperby. A village where residents still have traditional rights over coppiced timber and the layout has been little changed over the centuries the history of this small area is full of interest; and the views are stunning too!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.  (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

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Sunnyside and Moneyside

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dent Village Car Park, Dent, LA10 5QL United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in beautiful Dentdale. The route is partly along the popular Dales Way through pleasant flower meadows along the River Dee, and returning on a centuries-old route linking the farms and what was the old Dent workhouse on the northern side of the dale. Just what’s needed to walk off a delicious lunch in one of the Dent hostelries!

The dale has probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, the highest railway station in Britain, as well as many links with the Quakers, connections with the slave trade and possibly with the Brontes. Dent Town itself was home to Terrible Knitters, the Dent Vampire and Adam Sedgwick. The scattered homesteads and hamlets of the dale owe much to the Vikings, who came here in the 10th century. Nowadays, the Dent Brewery, probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, proves a great draw for real ale connoisseurs and could make a perfect end to your walk!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route takes in a short stretch of cobbled street in town plus some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Old Gang Mines

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Surrender Bridge, United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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An easy 3½ miles (5.6 km) stroll around the fascinating remains of the lead mining industry of Swaledale with our expert guides visiting two smelt mills and associated buildings, flues, levels, adits and tips along a gravel track.

A level 2 YDNPA walk, this walk is accessible for all terrain mobility scooters it is on a good track with a slight gradient.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places are limited, Booking advisable from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House

Walk starts from Surrender Bridge Grid ref: SD989998  (Leave Reeth on the B6270 westwards. On leaving Healaugh take the right turn to Kearton & Surrender Bridge. Park on roadside at T junction)

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Barns, Walls and Bridges

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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Come along on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in Herriot country and enjoy panoramic views over Upper Wensleydale.  Barns, walls and bridges are important features of Wensleydale and played a crucial part in the development of local industry and agriculture. The walk includes the woodland and waterfalls of Shaw Gill.

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes stiles, uneven ground and two short steep climbs.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed, (assistance dogs welcome).

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Iconic Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Horton-in-Ribblesdale National Park Car Park, Station Road
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire BD24 0HE
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
18 and under free
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Horton-in-Ribblesdale National Park Car park included. Please do not park in station carpark

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Walk starts from Horton-in-Ribblesdale NP car park.

A stunning 7½ mile (12km) walk through classic limestone scenery with views of the Three Peaks, exploring the influence of humans on this special landscape. See glacial features and learn about the geology of the area. We will follow ancient Highways, sections of the Pennine Way, the Ribble Way and the Pennine Bridleway, including the award-winning new bridge across the Ribble at Far Moor. Hear about droving, farming, railways and quarrying.

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and steep gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips, walking boots are recommended.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

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By Castle and Byway

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Aysgarth Falls National Park Car Park included in cost

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Join our experienced Dales Volunteers for a pretty 7 mile (11.3km) walk which takes us along idyllic Wensleydale byways and field paths between historic Bolton Castle, with its picturesque village and fine views across to Pen Hill, and Aysgarth Falls, the jewel of Lower Wensleydale.

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Aysgarth National Park Centre.

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Secret Squirrel

13-08-2019 @ 10:30 am - 14-01-2020 @ 1:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 for adults, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Price - Child
£2 for 18 and under, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of transport to Snaizeholme and parking in Hawes National Park car park included in cost

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A 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

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Secret Squirrel

13-08-2019 @ 2:00 pm - 14-01-2020 @ 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 includes transport to Snaizeholme
Price - Child
£2, includes transport to Snaizeholme 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

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Barbon to Casterton Round

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Barbon Village Hall, New Road
Barbon, Carnforth, LA6 2LL
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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Walk starts from Barbon Village Hall, LA6 2LL

Join us on this pleasant low-level 8 mile (12.9km) walk taking in fields and quiet country lanes in the valley of the River Lune, with lovely views across to the hills.

There are several points of interest, including the Bronte sisters’ connection to Casterton and various country houses – Barbon Manor, Casterton Hall and Whelprigg, and the Roman road from Ribchester to Carlisle and the dismantled railway, both of which ran along the valley. You may wish to end your walk with a visit to Barbon Church, which is believed to date back to the 12th century, or at the Barbon Inn, a 17th century coaching house!

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Walking boots recommended.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Hawes Rural Heritage

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Hawes National Park Car Park included in cost

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Join us for this 5.5 mile (8.8km) walk in Herriot country, through fields and along old bridleways with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales. We will look for evidence of old industries and traditional rural activities as we walk, including local hamlets, villages, barns and lime kilns.

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Packed lunch required.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Malham Landscape Trail

August 21 @ 11:15 am - 3:15 pm
Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Malham National Park Car Park included

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Join us for this classic walk that takes in the main features of Malham’s spectacular limestone scenery, visiting enchanting woodland, Janet’s Foss, the majestic gorge of Gordale Scar, an Iron Age village, and the world famous Malham Cove.

A level 3 YDNPA walk on good paths with one section over rocks near Janet’s Foss. There is one short climb, step stiles and steps down the side of Malham Cove. 

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch and drink

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

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Bat Walk – Aysgarth Falls

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking in Aysgarth Falls National Park car park included

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Love bats? Come on a short walk looking for bats around Aysgarth Falls and Freeholders Wood with Tony from our wildlife team. We will walk down to the river and through the woods to discover where our bats like to fly and to learn more about these wonderful animals.

Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark, and be prepared to stand around outside. This event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather and high winds.

A level 1 YDNPA walk. The route is barrier free, but will include walking in the dark, children must be well supervised.

Dogs on leads allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, book through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

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Hawes Town Trail

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Hawes Town
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Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town, discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way.

A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good grips.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

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The Magic of Threshfield Quarry

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Entrance to Threshfield Quarry complex on Skirethorns Lane BD23 5PH, Skirethorns Lane,
Threshfield, North Yorkshire BD23 5PH
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Threshfield Quarry
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under

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Join us on this 3.7 mile (6km) guided walk to see the impact of the recent work  by conservationists and historians to regenerate this previous industrial site on a massive scale . With new access routes and opportunities for wildlife, this site demonstrates what can be achieved after the quarrymen have left.

A level 3 YDNPA walk with some steep gradients, stiles and very uneven loose stone surfaces.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with a good grip.

Dogs not allowed.

Bring a packed lunch.

Places limited, booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre.

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Falls, Freeholders and Flagstones

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Aysgarth Falls
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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Cost of parking in Aysgarth Falls National Park Car Park included

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Walk starts from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre near Leyburn DL8 3TH

An easy 5 mile (8.0km) walk with some gradients, stiles and uneven ground around the fascinating landscape of Carperby parish.

Join our experienced Dales volunteers to find out more about the fascinating history of Carperby. A village where residents still have traditional rights over coppiced timber and the layout has been little changed over the centuries the history of this small area is full of interest; and the views are stunning too!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.  (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

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Old Gang Mines

September 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Surrender Bridge, United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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An easy 3½ miles (5.6 km) stroll around the fascinating remains of the lead mining industry of Swaledale with our expert guides visiting two smelt mills and associated buildings, flues, levels, adits and tips along a gravel track.

A level 2 YDNPA walk, this walk is accessible for all terrain mobility scooters it is on a good track with a slight gradient.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places are limited, Booking advisable from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House

Walk starts from Surrender Bridge Grid ref: SD989998  (Leave Reeth on the B6270 westwards. On leaving Healaugh take the right turn to Kearton & Surrender Bridge. Park on roadside at T junction)

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Barbon to Casterton Round

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Barbon Village Hall, New Road
Barbon, Carnforth, LA6 2LL
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under
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Walk starts from Barbon Village Hall, LA6 2LL

Join us on this pleasant low-level 8 mile (12.9km) walk taking in fields and quiet country lanes in the valley of the River Lune, with lovely views across to the hills.

There are several points of interest, including the Bronte sisters’ connection to Casterton and various country houses – Barbon Manor, Casterton Hall and Whelprigg, and the Roman road from Ribchester to Carlisle and the dismantled railway, both of which ran along the valley. You may wish to end your walk with a visit to Barbon Church, which is believed to date back to the 12th century, or at the Barbon Inn, a 17th century coaching house!

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Walking boots recommended.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

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Lead Mining on Grassington Moor

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yarnbury, Moor Lane
Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5EQ
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Price - Adult
£5
Price - Child
Free for age 18 and under

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Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) guided walk and discover why this corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park became a place of heavy industry. We will visit the well preserved remains of shafts, adits, ore dressing, peat cutting, reprocessing and much more; and the views over Grassington are stunning.

A level 2 YDNPA walk; the first part of this route is barrier free and accessible to wheelchairs, please see website for details. The site is exposed please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited; booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre

 

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Hawes Town Trail

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Hawes Town
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Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town, discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way.

A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good grips.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

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Secret Squirrel

15-09-2019 @ 10:30 am - 16-02-2020 @ 1:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 for adults, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
Price - Child
£2 for 18 and under, includes transport from Dales Countryside Museum
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Cost of transport to Snaizeholme and parking in Hawes National Park car park included in cost

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A 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

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Secret Squirrel

15-09-2019 @ 2:00 pm - 16-02-2020 @ 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Price - Adult
£6 includes transport to Snaizeholme
Price - Child
£2, includes transport to Snaizeholme 18 and under
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
Cost of parking at DCM included

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This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don’t forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

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