6 great walks near Grassington

River Wharfe near Grassington by John Cocks

River Wharfe near Grassington by John Cocks - Credit: Archant

Grassington is a popular destination for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales. This selection of walks, all setting off within 8 miles of the market town, make it a perfect base for a walking holiday.

The Road to the Hills from Conistone by Phil Moon

The Road to the Hills from Conistone by Phil Moon - Credit: Archant

Grassington and Conistone
0 miles from Grassington
Set off from the main square climbing part way up the hills to an old drove road before returning via the Dales Way long distance path. It offers glimpses into the history of the valley as well as a fine perspective on the classic glaciated U-shaped upper dale.
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Grassington in snow

Snowy views to Grassington - Credit: Paul Kirkwood

Grassington and Hebden
0 miles from Grassington
Starting in Grassington, this 11km walk will take you past historic lead mine workings, over stepping stones and to a waterfall. It looks beautiful in the snow but it's one you can keep for calmer days.  
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The River Wharfe near Linton Falls by Terry Fletcher

The River Wharfe near Linton Falls by Terry Fletcher - Credit: Archant

Burnsall and Linton
3 miles from Grassington
This undemanding walk - at times little more than a riverside stroll - sets off from the bridge and then accompanies the sparkling Wharfe upstream, taking in some of its loveliest sections on the way to Grassington and the dramatic cataracts of Linton Falls before breaking away to visit the hidden hamlet of Thorpe-in-the-Hollow.
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The rugged terrain at Cracoe Fell (c) Matt O’Brien myyorkshiredales.co.uk

The rugged terrain at Cracoe Fell (c) Matt O’Brien myyorkshiredales.co.uk - Credit: Matt O’Brien myyorkshiredales.co.uk

Rylstone and Cracoe circular
5 miles from Grassington
Set off from the village of Rylstone and experience some fantastic views over the surrounding area. You pass by two famous man-made landmarks; the Rylstone Cross and the Cracow Memorial.
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Autumn colours at the Strid, Bolton Abbey by Carolyn Bell

Autumn colours at the Strid, Bolton Abbey by Carolyn Bell - Credit: Archant

Bolton Abbey and the River Wharfe
8 miles from Grassington
The River Wharfe flows downstream from Grassington to the Bolton Abbey estate, this circular route takes in one of the most picturesque and dramatic parts of the Wharfe; the Strid itself. If you prefer to walk in the fells, then a walk from Barden Bridge to Simon’s Seat a few miles away could be more suitable.
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Bench on Sharp Haw by Terry Fletcher

Bench on Sharp Haw by Terry Fletcher - Credit: Archant

Flasby
8 miles from Grassington
This walk starts from the southern edge of the Dales, near Skipton, climbs over the summit of Sharp Haw and drops down to the hamlet of Flasby before returning by the flank of the fell.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.