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  • Linton

    Linton

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  • Linton

    Linton

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  • Kettlewell

    Kettlewell

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  • Kettlewell

    Kettlewell

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  • Buckden

    Buckden

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  • Buckden

    Buckden

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  • Linton

    Linton

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Enjoy a relaxed ramble through Wharfedale, soaking up riverside paths, woodland trails, moorland views and pretty villages.

Explore the charming villages of mid-Wharfedale before heading north all the way to the ‘head of the valley’. On the way, you will take in atmospheric Grass Wood, the fascinating ‘Conistone Dib’, a trip into peaceful Littondale, the villages of Kettlewell and Buckden and stunning views up and down the valley.

There is also plenty of time to stop and refuel in some of the many cosy pubs and cafes on the way!

Trip details

  • Difficulty level: 2/5 (fairly gentle)
  • Amount of walking: Two days of hotel-to-hotel walking of 9 miles (14.5km, ascent 485m) and 6.5 miles (10.5km, ascent 385m), and three optional full day walks, each of approximately 7 miles (11km).
  • Terrain: A mixture of gentle riverside footpaths, woodland, classic Dales farmland and a few stretches on slightly more rugged moorland, with a couple of short sections on quiet country lanes.

Customise this trip

The route can be customised to suit your preferred daily distances, difficulty and pace. Contact us now for free advice.

Destinations
Yorkshire
Activity
Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour

Good to know

  • Explore riverside paths, woodland trails & moorlands
  • Difficulty rating: 2/5
  • Tailor the route to your pace
  • Covid-19 booking guarantee

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Muddy Boots travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrive to Linton

Arrive into the beautiful village of Linton, with its picture-perfect stone cottages, pretty beck and large village green. Settle in to the village inn, which will be your base for your first two nights.

Featured Accommodation
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The Fountaine Inn
Classic

The Fountaine Inn

Circular walk via Grassington

Enjoy a 7 mile circular walk, taking you through classic Dales scenery of dry-stone walls and field barns to visit the popular village of Burnsall, set on a bend in the River Wharfe that makes a perfect spot for a picnic or even a dip on a nice day! Return along the banks of the river, fitting in a stop at little Hebden before ending the day with a visit to the small but lively market town of Grassington, recently renowned for featuring as ‘Darrowby’ in the latest adaptation of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Fountaine Inn
Classic

The Fountaine Inn

Linton to Kettlewell

Your first ‘hotel-to-hotel’ walking day takes you north through Wharfedale on a wonderfully varied 9 mile route. Start with a peaceful stretch along the river before exploring Grass Wood then tackling the short scramble up through ‘Conistone Dib’. Take in the fantastic views up and down Wharfedale from ‘Conistone Pie’ then descend into Kettlewell for a well-earned rest and to settle into your base for the next two nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Blue Bell
Classic

The Blue Bell

Circular walk via Arncliffe & Littondale

Another 7 mile circular route takes you out of Wharfedale over the moor into less well-known but equally beautiful Littondale. Enjoy the views as you descend to the remote village of Arncliffe – a great lunch stop – before heading back along the banks of the River Skirfare and over ‘Knipe Scar’ to return to Kettlewell.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Blue Bell
Classic

The Blue Bell

Kettlewell to Buckden

Your second ‘hotel-to-hotel’ walking route takes you 6.5 miles right into upper Wharfedale. The first half of the route is along ‘green lanes’ and you begin with the only real climb of the day along ‘Top Mere Road’, which offers stunning views back down Wharfedale so there are plenty of excuses to catch your breath! Descend into the village of Starbotton for an early lunch before heading back to the River Wharf and enjoying a gentle riverside footpath all the way to Buckden, which will be your base for the last two nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Buck Inn
Classic

The Buck Inn

Circular walk via Hubberholme

Your final circular walk is another 7 mile route, exploring the ‘Head of Wharfedale’. Skirt around the slopes of Buckden Pike to reach pretty Cray Gill (where there is the chance for an early pub stop!) before following the ridge around the head of the valley and dropping down to picture-perfect Yockenthwaite Farm. Head back along the infant river Wharf to reach the hamlet of Hubberholme, with its pretty church and cosy pub, before finishing back in Buckden for your last night.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Buck Inn
Classic

The Buck Inn

Departure from Linton

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking a transfer back to Linton to collect your car and head home (or travelling back to the train station to catch your train).

Included meals: Breakfast

Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

Three fantastic country pubs in the heart of their villages, offering fantastic, cosy rooms and great quality food. Stay right on the village green in pretty Linton; in a quiet corner of Kettlewell next to the beck and overlooking the church; and in an impressive Georgian coaching inn in the centre of Buckden.

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The Fountaine Inn
Classic

The Fountaine Inn

Set on the village green in the charming village of Linton, this white-washed country inn offers lots of cosy nooks and crannies with roaring fires to relax in, a bright and airy restaurant with great food, and comfy rooms with lovely views over the village...

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The Blue Bell
Classic

The Blue Bell

A village inn at the heart of the community, the cosy Blue Bell Inn has loads of traditional features, outside seating to watch the world go by, great quality food and newly renovated rooms...

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The Buck Inn
Classic

The Buck Inn

This imposing Georgian coaching inn is nestled at the bottom of Buckden Gill with Buckden Pike rising up behind it...

Tour inclusions

Get in touch now for more details

Included Accommodation

All accommodation in carefully-selected, characterful local inns and hotels. Optional upgrades may be available.

Included Ground transfers

Transport from your last hotel to your first hotel to collect your car (if travelling by train, contact us to discuss options).

Included Ground transfers

Secure door-to-door luggage transfer between your overnight accommodations.

Included Breakfast

All accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, with full English, vegetarian, and cold/uncooked options available.

(Optional packed lunches are available to order the night before.)

Included Equipment

Detailed walking notes, a route-marked OS map, and the ‘Muddy Boots Survival Pack’ including our guide to places to visit and eat and drink on your route.

Included Support

24/7 emergency telephone support in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong during your trip.

Not included Guided excursions

A personal guide may be available for some or all of your trip, on request. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Reviews

What people are saying about Muddy Boots

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Elaine and Howard
23/05/2021

We had a great time, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air and open countryside with stunning views! We enjoyed the combination of activity and relaxation, it felt like a really long break even though it was only a few days. We didn’t have to worry about anything, everything was seamless, we had no problems at all. I will definitely be looking at the website to arrange another break in the future!

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Charlie and Louise
07/05/2021

We really enjoyed the trip and it has been great to feel like we’ve been communicating with a real person who cares, rather than just a salesperson with a big company! The wonderful Yorkshire Dales landscapes were the highlight of the trip and the route notes provided were clear and easy to follow.

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Sandy
13/05/2021

The routes included on this trip were absolutely outstanding - we loved them all! The route notes provided were spot on and it was great to feel that we were exploring areas that don’t see many crowds. We all enjoyed the fantastic food and drink available at our accommodation at the end of each day out in the hills!

How to book

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from £520pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

Learn more

Contact us now for expert advice on how to tailor this tour to your requirements and budget.

Days

7

Starting from

£520 pp

Speak to a Yorkshire travel specialist about this trip

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01969 663 838

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