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Framed by stunning countryside and iconic landmarks, the quaint town of Settle is an ideal stop for walkers, outdoor lovers and those looking for peace and quiet. Nestled in the shadow of the striking Castleberg Crag, this sleepy town is famous for its lively outdoor market, breathtaking railway line and Victoria Hall.

Trails and trains around Settle

Ramblers flock to Settle and it’s easy to see why. With its own natural landmark, the “Castleberg Crag”, a bustling market square and a Grade II Victorian theatre, this picturesque town is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Dales. Stroll around the scars, caves and cliffs overlooking the town. Or jump on board the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway as you glide over Victorian viaducts, past colourful stations and through narrow tunnels on England’s most scenic railway. (text courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire)…

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The Three Peaks & the Yorkshire Dales

For those who like a real challenge, Yorkshire’ superstars, the Three Peaks beckon. The Yorkshire Three Peaks walk is a famous challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales, taking in three of the highest summits in the area; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. And Falcon Manor makes the ideal base from which to tackle the challenge. Each of these hills is worthy of spending a day on but each year many walkers attempt to walk all three in less than 12 hours. The route is 24.5 miles (39km) long and has over 5,000 feet (1,600m) of ascent. If you make it in 12 hours or under, you can join the Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club, provided you’ve clocked out and in again at the Pen-y-Ghent Café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.  Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a popular starting point and has a train station, so save your energy for the walk and leave your car at the hotel. (text courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire)…

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Other Dales walking suggestions

Where2Walk features the best 100 walks in the Yorkshire Dales with detailed descriptions, maps and GPS directions on each walk to download. Plenty of inspiration here, including these five classic walks which reveal the variety and beauty of the Dales: Ingleton Waterfalls – a deservedly popular walk which explores a series of waterfalls on two separate rivers Gordale Scar from Malham – this classic walk visits Janet’s Foss, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar from Malham Middleham Gallops – remarkable castles, abbeys, rivers, thoroughbred horses and great views in this 5-mile walk Muker Hay Meadows – a short stroll through some of the most memorable hay meadows in England, at their best in May and June Buckden Pike – as well as climbing one of the best fells in the Dales outside the Three Peaks, this walk explores Upper Wharfedale  (text courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire)…

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