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Settle

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Settle and Hellifield, High Bentham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ingleton, Kettlewell, Malham, Slaidburn

England / North Yorkshire / Settle

Settle’s seven Slow Ways are 57% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Walk to Settle from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
High Bentham—Settle
Higset two Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Horton in Ribblesdale—Settle
Horset one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 192m Descent 269m
Ingleton—Settle
Ingset one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 352m Descent 333m
Settle—Hellifield
Sethel one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 207m Descent 220m
Settle—Kettlewell
Setket one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 961m Descent 908m
Settle—Kettlewell
Setket two Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Settle—Malham
Setmal one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 391m Descent 351m
Settle—Malham
Setmal two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Slaidburn—Settle
Slaset one Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 303m Descent 321m

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Collective progress

58% of Settle’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

5/9

reviewed

5/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

5 people have contributed to Settle’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Settle

70km out of 150km have been walked and reviewed

132km of reviews have been shared in Settle

Latest Updates

We walked it in a little over two hours - it took us 3 overall, with a picnic on top of the hill and a pint in the pub in Long Preston....

Richard

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Mary Oz surveyed Setmal two

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The last section of tarmac, steeply down into Settle, was slightly busier, but with lovely views into the town. I suspect staying on the Dales High Way and coming into Settle from the north east would be a better route, and I might try it sometime!...

Mary Oz

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Settle—Malham

Mary Oz added Setmal two, a new walk from Settle to Malham

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After passing underneath the railway line, the road to Helwith Bridge is fairly narrow, and used a lot by quarry trucks, but the Tarmac quarry company have created a safe path along the edge of the fields here. Then there is a short section of road and a field track (where I saw a deer and a small murmuration), before a longer, but very quiet, narrow tarmacked road to Little Stainforth, with good views and lots of lovely old farm buildings. The little road from here takes you up to Stainforth, which has public toilets, and a pub....

Mary Oz

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I walked this route from Horton to Settle. For a moderate length route, there's so much on offer! At times, it was a bit unclear exactly which side of a fence or wall I was meant to be walking on, but I encountered no difficulty following the route as drawn generally....

mtormey

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We left the appealing town of Settle on a steep climb up Constitution Hill, and were soon off-road. Near the top of the climb, it’s worth a tiny detour to visit Jubilee Cave. However, the views back down into Arncliffe then on to Kettlewell, and all around, were gorgeous, and well worth the climb...

Mary Oz

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I walked this route from Settle to Kettlewell on a gorgeous fall day. The stretch around Malham Tarn is lovely, a bit of forested walking on an otherwise exposed route. By far for me the highlight of the route was the stretch from Malham Tarn to Arncliffe, which was some amazing high moorland walking....

mtormey

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Settle—Kettlewell

David Sanderson added Setket two, a new walk from Settle to Kettlewell

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Train stations and bus stops at either end makes it an easy circular....

LemonTop

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Mary Oz surveyed Ingset one

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From Clapham to Ingleton you can hear traffic noise from the A65, but it is fairly easy to shut out, as the countryside is still lovely. There are good refreshment opportunities at Feizor (Elaine’s Tea Rooms), Austwick (Game Cock pub), Clapham (several options), and on the A65 just west of Newby (Goat Gap Café)....

Mary Oz

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The route leaves Settle past the beautiful old museum building, then climbs steadily up a road that is pretty much car-free and has excellent views back over Settle. The highest point is reached and Ingleborough becomes hidden, to be replaced by Pendle Hill ahead, which gets closer as the route descends towards Long Preston....

Mary Oz

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A mainly low level route following the River Ribble between two points on the scenic Settle - Carlisle railway. The section of the route from Horton in Ribblesdale to Helwith Bridge is by the river, from there the next section to Stainforth is mainly along a tarmac lane (little traffic) - another alternative would be to cross the river and follow the official Ribble Way path along the fellside....

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High Bentham—Settle

Slow Ways Cristie added Higset two, a new walk from High Bentham to Settle

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NaomiC surveyed Settle

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TMCM surveyed Settle

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Horton in Ribblesdale—Settle

Slow Ways added Horset one, a new walk from Horton in Ribblesdale to Settle

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Ingleton—Settle

Slow Ways added Ingset one, a new walk from Ingleton to Settle

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Settle—Hellifield

Slow Ways added Sethel one, a new walk from Settle to Hellifield

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Settle—Kettlewell

Slow Ways added Setket one, a new walk from Settle to Kettlewell

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Settle—Malham

Slow Ways added Setmal one, a new walk from Settle to Malham

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Slaidburn—Settle

Slow Ways added Slaset one, a new walk from Slaidburn to Settle

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Settle, Wed 21 February

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Settle’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD8196663676

Lat / Lon

54.06871° / -2.27706°

Easting / Northing

381,966E / 463,676N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Settle's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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