Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales

40 runs in the National Park, including the Three Peaks

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Guidebook to 40 of the best trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Ribblehead, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent.

Seasons

Seasons

All routes included are runnable throughout the year. Some of the routes are best done in the spring when they come alive with the sounds of red grouse, curlews and lapwings.
Centres

Centres

The main bases for the routes include: Grassington, Hawes, Settle, Sedbergh, Ingleton and Dent.
Difficulty

Difficulty

The routes are graded into five levels, ranging from well signposted tracks with straightforward navigation, to more difficult routes covering harder terrain, steeper gradients and requiring greater navigational ability. There are sections covering equipment and mountain safety that are applicable to all the routes.
Must See

Must See

The Yorkshire Dales offers fantastic running. Encompassing the classic 'Three Peaks' of Pen Y Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, the beautiful Wharfedale and Swaledale. Runs include the magnificent limestone scenery of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, carved by the last ice age. Many of the runs follow ancient drove tracks, Roman roads and pass through a landscape rich in history.
ISBN
9781852849221
Availability
Not Yet Published
Available
15 Mar 2019
Edition
First
Pages
240
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm
  • Overview

    Guidebook to 40 great trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Hawes, Settle, Ingleton, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. For those seeking a longer challenge, the Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra is also described.

    In addition to clear route description, mapping and gradient profiles, the guide also provides background information on local races and running clubs, the history of running in the region, as well as practical information on safety, equipment, navigation, maps, transport and accommodation.

    Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Pennines, the Yorkshire Dales showcases some of the finest running terrain in the British Isles. Offering a delightful mix of medium sized peaks and broad open moorland, it is a must-visit destination for those seeking off-road runs with enchanting views.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    Running in the Yorkshire Dales
    History and geology
    Nesting restrictions
    Accommodation
    Transport
    Maps
    A brief history
    Tracks and trails
    Three Peaks race
    Running clubs
    Equipment
    Navigation
    Safety and mountain rescue
    Using this guide
    The South-West Dales and Three Peaks
    Route 1 Settle Loop
    Route 2 Crummackdale
    Route 3 Pen-y-ghent
    Route 4 The Three Peaks (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough)
    Route 5 Gragareth
    Route 6 Ingleborough (from the Old Hill Inn)
    Route 7 Ingleborough (via Park Fell)
    Route 8 Dodd Fell
    Route 9 Cosh
    Route 10 Great Knoutberry
    Route 11 Whernside (from Ribblehead)
    The North-West Dales and Howgills
    Route 12 Dent to Ribblehead
    Route 13 Whernside (from Dent)
    Route 14 Barbondale
    Route 15 Black Force (Howgills)
    Route 16 Bowderdale
    Route 17 Wild Boar Fell
    Route 18 Cautley Spout
    Route 19 Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra Leg 1 (Pendragon Castle to Hawes)
    The North-East Dales, Swaledale and Wensleydale
    Route 20 Asygarth
    Route 21 Thornton Rust
    Route 22 Bainbridge
    Route 23 Maiden Castle (Reeth)
    Route 24 Gunnerside Gill
    Route 25 Muker
    Route 26 Great Shunner Fell
    Route 27 Tan Hill (from Keld)
    Route 28 Arkengarthdale
    Route 29 Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra Leg 2 (Hawes to Kettlewell)
    The South-East Dales and Wharfedale
    Route 30 Bolton Abbey
    Route 31 Simon’s Seat
    Route 32 Malham Cove and Gordale Scar
    Route 33 Mastiles Lane
    Route 34 Grass Wood and Conistone Dib
    Route 35 Troller’s Gill
    Route 36 Great Whernside (from Kettlewell)
    Route 37 Fountains Fell
    Route 38 Buckden Pike
    Route 39 Masham Moor
    Route 40 Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra Leg 3 (Kettlewell to Skipton)

    Appendix A Useful contacts

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