2.7 of 5 (3 votes)

Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes solo, car free

A strenuous walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 18.60km (11.56 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 309m (1013ft)
Descent 219m (718ft)
Max. Elevation 590m (1935ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 528m (1731ft)
Horton in Ribblesdale
Distance 18.60km
Duration ~6:15h
10Created by stephen17 on 17 Jun 2015
14 miles of Pennine Way, gradual long climbs, mostly well signed. 2 ways to do it. 1. Start in Horton, once at Hawes take Little White Bus in market square to Garsdale Station. Bus at 16.57 (Sunday 17.42) connects with train back to Horton. 2. Or, start in Hawes. Bus at 09.32 (Sat 09.52, Sun 10.07) to Garsdale, take the train to Horton, and walk back. No deadline! Check Web - timetables change!

Walk Functions


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on the Settle to Carlisle line from the station walk down to the bridge to pick up the Pennine Way beside the Crown Hotel.
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just behind the Drown Hotel
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SD812771
Left turn here which I missed! I turned too soon.
About 4.50 km (~2.8 miles) from
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Turn right here on gravelly road.
About 3.46 km (~2.15 miles) from
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Bear right off main track. Path down to Hawes is a bit vague in places.
About 7.64 km (~4.75 miles) from
OS Grid SD859886
Once you get on the lane into Gayle it is plain sailing.
About 2.45 km (~1.52 miles) from

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