The Yorkshire Dales are very popular with walkers, with walks suitable for all abilities.
Seven of the walks on ITV's 2018 "Britain's Top 100 Walks" programme were within the Yorkshire Dales/Forest of Bowland area - and all are accessible by public transport. Click here for details.
A wide selection of walks in the Yorkshire Dales accessible by public transport is available on the Walking in the Yorkshire Dales website. Guides to ten walks in the Ingleborough area accessible by public transport are available as individual leaflet PDFs and a combined PDF. These guides were created as part of the Stories in Stone project, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. A series of short strolls from stations on the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle railway line are available here on Grand Days Out leaflets.
Rail to Trail is a series of 12 self-guided walks along the Bentham Line. The walks combine into a 68 mile linear walk from station to station along the route from Heysham Port to Skipton.
Details of any footpath closures and access restrictions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park area are available here.
There are several longer distance walking routes in the Dales area, including:
Guided Walks Several organisations organise guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales area:
MOST GUIDED WALKS AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Friends of DalesBus organise a comprehensive programme of free DalesBus Ramblersguided walks in the Dales throughout the year, with walks on most Sundays/Bank Holidays and occasional Saturdays. Walks vary in length between around 4 and 12 miles. All walks are accessible by public transport. The website also contains a summary of past guided walks to give ideas of walks accessible by public transport.that you might like to try on your own.
The Friends of Dalesrail offer a programme of free guided walks from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Morecambe railway lines - a limited programme of pre-booked walks is now available for Friends of Dalesrail members only.
Richmond Walking Festival offers guided walks through Swaledale and Wensleydale in late September plus a book festival (2021 festival: Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th September)
ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line. It's a week long celebration usually held in early May (2022 festival: 26th April to 2nd May) of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.