Looking for a walk in the north of England this weekend? We have a selection of fantastic walks covering a range of distances and a variety of locations


Kentmere pike

Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell, Lake District

“A traditional Lakeland hunt echoed around the top of Kentmere and the cluster of weathered farmers had their binoculars firmly fixed on the hounds swarming across the flanks of Raven Crag…”

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pennine bridleway

Westmorland, Cumbria

“The ground on the eastern side of Mallerstang Common rises to 709 metres at High Seat, just one metre higher than Wild Boar, and yet the hills on this side seem so much more ‘feral’: the paths are fewer, the ground boggier and the skies bigger…”

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Nidderdale

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Yorkshire

“Dallowgill is one such refuge, and I began my venture at its head, whose viewpoint carried far over treetops towards the tiny city of Ripon, concealed in a dip, but betrayed by a tell-tale plume of white smoke…”

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Nine standards

Nine Standards and High Seat, Yorkshire Dales

“Snow highlighted the hills of the Northern Dales, but their tops were shrouded in cloud fraying under attack from an arctic roar that ripped through, unchecked from the Solway Firth…”

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The Cheviot

The Cheviot, Northumberland

“After a late spring the Harthope Valley had just recently sprung into life; burn-hugging trees were in leaf, tiny fronds of bracken were starting to unfurl and large patches of low growing bilberry were spreading their emerald green leaves across sharply-sloping hillsides…”

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Hawnby Hill and Boltby Scar, North York Moors

“Swirls of Gossamer mist hung in the trees and the whole landscape was swathed in shades of blue and grey. Vertical columns of smoke rose from the chimneys of the cottages huddled below the majestic ruins of Rievaulx Abbey…”

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Great Whernside

Great Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

“The usual approach to Great Whernside’s sweeping summit climbs unswervingly via Hag Dike. Just south of this spur is a confining gill. The map shows a path that ends at Providence Pot, but within Access Land…”

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