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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: North and East

Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale and Nidderdale

This guidebook contains 43 circular day walks in the north and east Yorkshire Dales. It explores the dales, hills and moors between Kirkby Stephen and Pateley Bridge. Walking ranges from gentle 3 mile strolls to more strenuous day-long rambles across the Howgills, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Nidderdale, Mallerstang and Coverdale.


Year round walking in the Yorkshire Dales, but be properly kitted out on the tops in winter.


Hawes, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Aysgarth, Reeth, Kirkby Stephen, Pateley Bridge


From gentle three-mile walks to more strenuous day-long walks and suggestions for longer routes, not technically demanding but you should be able to use a map and compass

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17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm

A guidebook to 43 walks in the north and east of the Yorkshire Dales, covering the Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale and Nidderdale. Most routes are easy or moderate, although there are a handful of more demanding outings crossing rugged upland terrain.

The walks, all easily accessible from Kirkby Stephen, Sedburgh, Pateley Bridge and Aysgarth, range from 5 to 19km (3–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–5 hours. Several walks can be combined with another to create a longer route.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk 
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Notes on refreshments and parking
  • Information on the region’s rich geology, history, plantlife and wildlife
  • Part of a 2-volume set – an accompanying Cicerone guidebook Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West is also available

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Dennis Kelsall Cicerone author KELSAL

By Dennis Kelsall

Dennis and Jan Kelsall have long held a passion for countryside and hill walking. Since their first Cicerone title was published in 1995, they have written, contributed and illustrated over 50 guides to some of Britain’s most popular walking areas and have become regular contributors to various outdoor magazines. Their enjoyment of the countryside extends far beyond a love of fresh air, open spaces and scenery. Over the years Dennis and Jan have developed a wider interest in the environment, its geology and wildlife, as well as an enthusiasm for delving into local history, which so often provides clues to interpreting the landscape.

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