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Promoted routes in the National Park

Long distance trails are a great alternative holiday and let you see even more of an area. There is also a fantastic sense of achievement that comes from completing a personal challenge. You can use one of a number of baggage handlers if you want to lighten your load, or do the route in stages by using public transport.

The Dales Way and Pennine Way are well signed routes so are often used by people wanting to follow a high quality route as part of a walk.

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks
    The famous challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales taking in the three summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

  • Dales Way
    Officially starting at Ilkley and finishing at Bowness-in-Windermere, the Dales Way is approximately 80 miles (130km) long and follows riverside paths as far as possible.

  • Pennine Way
    A 270-mile walk that will take you from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales, up into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, and into the Scottish Borders.

  • Coast to Coast
    Devised by Alfred Wainwright, this 190 mile route links the Irish Sea and the North Sea, crossing three national parks in the process.

  • Pennine Bridleway
    The Yorkshire Dales National Park section of the new Pennine Bridleway opened in June 2012. This newest National Trail - the first designed specifically for cyclists, horseriders and walkers - will eventually stretch 200 miles across the north of England.

  • Ribble Way
    A 70 mile (117km) footpath following the river and its valley from the sea to its source.

  • Lady Anne's Way
    A 100 mile route from Skipton to Penrith.

  • The Yorkshire Dales Inn Way
    A circular 76 mile walk starting and ending in Grassington.

  • The Herriot Way
    A 52 mile circular walk in Wensleydale and Swaledale.

  • The Dales High Way
    An exhilarating 90 mile walk across glorious high country including the Yorkshire Dales, from the World Heritage Site at Saltaire across the Dales, and on to Appleby-in-Westmorland.

  • The Way of the Roses
    Britain's newest 'coast-to-coast' cycle route, running for 170 well signed miles between Morecambe on Lancashire's Irish Sea coast and Bridlington on Yorkshire's North Sea coast.

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