Gargrave - Calton - Winterburn - Eshton

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Starting at the famous Dalesman Café in the pleasant little Pennine town of Gargrave, we follow the Pennine Way north and soon enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Pennine Way here is low-lying and any climbs there are, are brief and not too steep. Pretty pasture land is crossed before reaching the bubbling River Aire, whose banks we follow up to Airton, where we reluctantly leave it and the Pennine Way, behind.

Another short climb takes us up to the little hamlet of Calton, before we cross more pretty pasture, bringing us back to Winterburn. After a short stretch along a quiet country lane, we drop back over to Gargrave, before the last kilometre along the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales


Cafe, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, River, Woodland
11/4/2017 - Tom Hughes

An excellent walk with plenty of variety.

8/15/2013 - peter hillas

My wife and I walked this walk with two friends today and enjoyed it immensely the views are really pleasing when walked in good sunshine as it was for us. Alas, no pub half way round but well worth the wait until back in Gargrave, to enjoy a couple of pints of cider in the Old Swan! Many thanks to Sam Roebuck for submitting this walk, the directions were spot on!

9/20/2011 - Steve Barnes

Walked on 20/09/11 following heavy rain. A little boggy on the Pennine Way stretch, but even so, nothing of difficulty. Directions are very easy to follow. Way point 15, the fallen tree has been cut down to just the trunk. Way point 19, the sign to Eshton was missing at the time of walking. Thank you, a very enjoyable walk.

6/19/2011 - Jim Chapman

Excellent walk - thanks very much. A cloudy Sunday but thankfully the rain held off!

6/17/2010 - Margaret Turner

An excellent walk thoroughly enjoyed.

6/16/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Sam Roebuck for his updates for this walk. June 2010. Adrian (Admin)

4/10/2008 - Sam Roebuck

Rewalked April 2008. All open, though very muddy much of the way round after recent rainfall.

3/1/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thank you fo rthis excellent comment. Unfortunately the feedback has come through to us erroneously without anything to identify the sender so please do get in touch so we can thank you personally.

A superb walk. Views all the way.

2/27/2008 - Dorian Burrows

That was one of our most enjoyable walks for some time. A little bit of everything, and we didn’t take a wrong turn once.

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