The Pennine Way & The Yorkshire Dales
17th August 2012
So, you’ve explored Skipton Castle, spent more than you planned on Skipton Market & eaten & drunk more than you planned in the pubs and restaurants of Skipton; it must be time to go out and explore the Yorkshire Dales.
Now the trouble with the Yorkshire Dales and walking is that there are a lot of hills and a lot of very steep hills! So, whilst the thought of striding out in the dales might appeal, it might very soon feel like some SAS training session.
However, the Yorkshire Dales does offer some more gentle walks and our favourite is walking along the River aire from airton to Malham and back. Most of the walk is on level ground alongside the river ( which is really a stream at this stage), there’s a little bit of a climb through Hanlith, but it’s well worth it for the view of Malham Cove & Gordale Scar.
The great thing about this walk is that you can time it to perfection and eat lunch at one of the pubs in Malham. The Buck Inn and The Lister Arms both offer excellent food and service and great beer.
Fully refuelled and refreshed, you can then enjoy the walk back to Airton.
Here’s a video of the view from Hanlith towards Malham Cove.