Ingleton, Burton-in-Lonsdale and Higher Bentham

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There is an excellent and generally well-maintained footpath network in the Greta Valley. The walk is a triangular one which joins the three biggest villages in the valley, using footpaths which cross pastures for the most part. Only one farmyard is gone through, while there is a long stretch across a golf course. On the return leg there are clear views of Ingleborough and other nearby fells.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales

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Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
06/01/2017 - Linda Gledhill

A lovely walk with stunning views but my advice would be to avoid after heavy rain. It was a mud bath for much of the walk when we tackled it on New Year's Day 2017.

05/10/2016 - Robert Hughes

This is a really good low level walk that I completed on a day when the winds were too strong for anything much higher. The views of Ingleborough are outstanding and you even get glimpses of the Lake District in the distance. Most of the fields are used for livestock but all were perfectly friendly today - though it was quite soft underfoot in places. The directions were easy to follow though the following updates may help. WM3-WM4 is no longer wooded just tree lined and at WM4 the stile appears to have been washed away by flooding - indeed the river has almost washed away the path. At WM5 the stile is now a small gate. At WM7 there is a stile the access to which is a bit tricky over tree routes. WM8 The red gate is initially obscured by a new stone wall with stile. After the red gate there is another new gate to pass through. Also before you reach the ladder stile there is another stile over a newish fence. WM10 At the end of the first field go through the gate and turn left keeping the stream on your left. The 2nd and 3rd fields are now one. WM11 Having turned right the stile is more than a few metres further on - more like 125 metres at the top of the rise. WM12 The footpath sign now points in the correct direction, but the barn mentioned has now been demolished. WM14 The line of trees has almost disappeared and the stile is now a small gate. WM19 The signpost has now been replaced. WM23 the track first goes uphill before going downhill. WM30 The sign has now been replaced. WM36 the stile is now in a new short stone wall rather than a fence. Hope this helps future walkers.

07/06/2013 - Philip Scott

I walked this with my wife on 010613 in gorgeous weather. The walk is excellent and the directions were easy to follow through some lovely fields full of meadow flowers. One word of advice if you intend to stop at the Punchbowl pub in Burton in Lonsdale don't go on a Monday as we did as its closed that day. We did stop at a pub in Bentham called the Coach house which was very nice, I have been told be a local that it is the best pub in that village. I didn't visit any others so couldn't say what they were like. Overall an excellent walk through nice meadows.

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