Linton and the Green Lanes of Mid-Wharfedale

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A gentle climb from the fascinating village of Linton leads to a myriad of green lanes, which cross the mid-height moors with grand views of Greater Whernside, Buckden Pike and even Pendle Hill. The walk returns gently through some of the classic villages of mid-Wharfedale.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale


Birds, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Tea Shop, Wildlife
2/1/2022 - Simon Worrall

Walked January 2022. Completed in 4 hours with some stops and tracked at 9.82 miles. Very enjoyable walk with no significant navigation issues. A number of signposts have recently been upgraded on the route and all stiles and gates were in good condition. NAVIGATION - the signpost to Linton at WP15 in Threaplands House Farm now was two FP's signed Linton and four barns! Take the FP off to the right through the main farmyard and on to the track towards WP16. At WP16 the footpath is signed off to the east through a huge pile of manure. NAVIGATION - many of the signs and stiles between WP16 and WP17 which crosses a number of fields are daubed with yellow paint so the route towards Linton is clear. MUD - whilst most of the route is on well laid tracks and firm ground the section over the moor along the bridleway towards WP9 is very boggy in places. REFRESHMENTS - the Fountaine Inn in Linton is a walker friendly pub that serves coffee and bar food. The Angel at Hetton (WP10) was a pub when the walk was published but is now a very expensive Michelin starred restaurant with rooms so don't plan on having a quick pint and a sandwich there!

11/4/2017 - Tom Hughes

We did this walk last weekend on a glorious Autumn day. It's a fabulous walk, although with the sun low in the afternoon, the views from the access land on Boss Moor were limited by the sun in our eyes! What a complaint! However, some of the waymarks/pictures are out of sync, and caused some slight confusion. Obviously it's some years since the walk was posted, and some of the waymarks are not quite the same as they were.

9/20/2011 - Steve Barnes

Walked this on 19/09/11 following heavy rainfall. No issues at all. Directions great. Excellent walk. Thank you.

11/14/2010 - Jim Chapman

Just done the walk on 14th Nov 2010. Absolutely fantastic. Took us 3 1/2 hours including a picnic at the "crossroads" near Winterburn Reservoir. Can highly recommend the walk. Great directions as well.

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