Grassington - Burnsall - Linton - Grassington

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A lovely walk, which takes in one of the most picturesque riverside sections of the Dales Way. Our route crosses beautiful fields and meadows with wonderful views right from the start. An undemanding walk which should take no more than four hours at a steady pace, but do allow some time to explore the delightful villages of Burnsall and Linton and make this a truly enjoyable family day out. The film buffs amongst you will no doubt recognise the riverside location in Burnsall where the 'Marks & Spencer's Cake' scene in Calendar Girls was shot. You can sit on the same wooden seat on the green beside the bridge and enjoy the view.

Put a small towel in your rucksack - if it's a sunny day you'll be tempted to paddle.

The historic market town of Grassington with its many tea rooms, hotels and inns, is probably best visited at the end of your walk.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
9/15/2020 - Peter Duke

Instructions were spot on. However be aware that there are 20 stiles from Burnsall to Thorpe.

4/5/2019 - John Stuart Gray

Did this walk on Saturday,30th March 2019. We like to walk, but usually manage to take at least one wrong turn. However the description for this walk was spot on. Would recommend it. S. Gray

10/27/2016 - Francine Sagar

There are many stiles, some very high, some with awkward gates on top, so it can be a two-man job to get the four-legged friend over. However, my basset managed it and it is still a really nice walk.

6/30/2014 - Pauline Seddon

As others have said this is a lovely walk. We recorded the mileage as 7.7 rather than the advertised 6.8.

3/8/2012 - Andy Booth

Excellent walk with some stunning views. Linton looked fantastic bathed in sunshine. I got some beautiful photos of the surrounding countryside.

10/17/2010 - Christine Bibby

Many thanks for this beautiful walk. We stay in Threshfield and do the walk in reverse starting from the Skipton road and crossing the fields to Burnsall. The walk along the Wharfe makes a lovely afternoon stroll. Then, it's into Grassington for afternoon tea and a handy bus from The Square back to Threshfield. Heaven!

7/21/2010 - Phil and Sue Eptlett

Delightful walk in a beautiful area of Yorkshire.

6/24/2010 - Roger Denison

We started this walk from Hebden 1.5 miles from Grassington on the B6265. It comprises a wide main street ideal for parking. Pass the Old School Tea Room, park on the left hand side and follow the finger post to the Hebden Suspension bridge (indicates half a mile but took us only 13 minutes) which joins the route at point 5. Only downside is the lack of toilets at the start but would definitely recommend this route. The whole walk is very enjoyable, especially for youngsters and non driving drinkers!

5/5/2007 - Daniel Pendery

A lovely family walk, our 6 and 7 year olds really enjoyed it.

6/6/2005 - Mark Tracey Keiran and Kerris Douglas

We would highly recommend this walk, great scenery, a lovely riverside section and beautiful villages.

8/4/2004 - Sam Roebuck

Many thanks to the Fishlocks for this excellent walk, which has now replaced Walk 2536 as my wife's favourite.

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