Our 6 Favourite Yorkshire Walking Locations

Mar 30, 2022 | Travel Tips

The last few years have given us all a deeper appreciation of getting out and about for walks. All across the country, people have been exploring the landscape, finding new green spaces and routes that might not have been on their radar before.

So, in the lead up to the TentBox RoadTrip to Yorkshire, we’ve put together a few of the best places to get out and stretch the legs in this fantastic part of the country.

Here are our top 6 Yorkshire walking locations that will blow you away.

Yorkshire Walking Locations 

The Yorkshire Dales are some of the most spectacular peaks in the country. Full of rolling green hills and challenging hiking routes, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a great place to go exploring.

As well as the beautiful landscape, Yorkshire is known for its charming villages and towns that are sure to welcome you in with open arms. Be sure to stop along the way to experience the renowned Yorkshire hospitality, and rest your legs with a well-earned pint or cup of tea after a hard day’s walking.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some locations…

green grass field and green mountains during daytime

Muker, Swaledale, North Yorkshire Dales

Be sure to visit Muker if you’re in town. There is a 7-mile circular route to be found at Muker that will suit beginners and advanced walkers alike. It goes hand in hand with the River Swale east, in the direction of a village called Gunnerside.

There are plenty of bucolic sights to take in here – as well as spots to stop for tea and cakes!

Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire Dales

If you’re looking for amazing Yorkshire walking locations, Malham Tarn has to be up there. Visitors to Malham Tarn can take a short circular walk here, past the impressive cliff-faces of the Great Close Scar (great name!). The cove at Malham has retained a certain archaic beauty over the years, especially on a sunny summer’s day. 

This is a great location for walkers who want to see, feel and hear various different landscapes. There are rugged cliffs, waterfalls, deep and dripping forests, peatland and upland lakes. There is also the opportunity to spy on some of the most exciting wildlife Britain has to offer, including peregrine falcons. 

What more could you want for a day out in the land?

green and gray mountain under cloudy sky during daytime

Keld to Tan Hill Inn, North Yorkshire Dales

Take a hike from Kelt to the head of Arkengarthdale on the edge of Swaledale. It is dramatic moorland, worthy of a Bronte novel!

Another spot in the Yorkshire Dales, Tann Hill is a deeply historic place to visit. Sitting at a windswept altitude, the Tann Hill Inn boasts ancient beams, a crackling fire and a welcoming atmosphere. This is quite fitting, as this institution is actually Britain’s highest public house. The Inn is at 528 metres above sea level!

Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire Dales

Set against the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey, a 12th-century Augustinian priory, is a special place to visit. You can feel the history – the abbey was founded circa 1154 by monks from Embsay who were granted land here by Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle.

And, if this medieval masterpiece isn’t enough, ramblers can set out to enjoy a peaceful valley connecting the River Wharfe corridor to Barden Fell. The route runs through the valley up to a fantastic waterfall and then on into the moors. If you make it this far, you’ll be rewarded with wonderful panoramas from viewpoints like Simon’s Sea. 

In the evening, pitch up in a quiet spot and enjoy the night sky.

This is very close to the RoadTrip location and we will be visiting Bolton Abbey on one of the days. Find tickets for the RoadTrip here.

Forge Valley Woods, North Yorkshire Moors

If you’re looking for a shorter stroll, the nature reserve at Forge Valley Woods is a simple two-mile route, complete with handy seating areas for anyone who needs to rest their feet.

It is especially enchanting as winter hands the baton over to spring, filled with the smells of woodland waking up (if you like wild garlic, you are in luck!)

empty road in between green fields at daytime

Hardraw Force Waterfalls, North Yorkshire Dales

A great place to begin this trip is in the quaint market town of Hawes. From here you can set out on a medium-length walk (about 4 miles) towards Hardraw Force, the country’s largest single drop waterfall. This amazing natural scene drops water about 100 feet down into a deep rocky pool. It’s well worth the walk!

The only downside is a small entrance fee to this sight, but if you like waterfalls, this is a must-see. For those of you not rocking a handy TentBox for your Yorkshire adventure, you might want to stop in at the Green Dragon Inn, a 13th century pub with rooms for anyone wanting to stay overnight in comfort.

Have you heard about the TentBox RoadTrip?

Our first ever RoadTrip is going to be hosted in the Yorkshire Dales and runs for 3 nights across two awesome campsites.

We will be running the trip from the 29th April – 2nd May. It’s our first ever RoadTrip event and we’d love to have you with us for the ride!

Learn more about the event and grab your tickets now.

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