A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 11.54km (7.17 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
2Created by mac.hawk on 10 Apr 2011
A wonderful, short railway walk through heavy limestone country along bridleways, footpaths and a little road walking. Fantastic views from the valley of the limestone crags of Robin Proctors Scar, Moughton, Thwaite, Crummack Dale and the pavements at Thieves Moss. A few uphill sections, nothing too dramatic so children 10+ should be fine. Route is approx 8 miles on foot and is easily do-able in 4 hours. Ideal for those in West Yorkshire as Clapham is on the Leeds-Morecambe line and Horton on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle. Simple day return ticket to Clapham is fine if returning from Horton (no extra cost - from Leeds in 2011 it cost is £15)). 4 hours matches pretty nicely with train times in both directions (it's little tight Mon-Fri, Saturday is fine). Outside the summer timetable forget about it on Sunday unless you do the reverse using the SC line on the 9.00 and 13.51 trains to catch the 18.39 back from Clapham to Leeds.