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Step out in the Yorkshire Dales

10th May 2022

The Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a gentle riverside stroll or a hike on a wild and empty moorland.

There are many different ways to access and enjoy walks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The walking app (developed for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority by the team at Local Walks) has free GPS-enabled walking app offering 35 fantastic trails throughout the National Park has launched for Apple and Android smartphones.

There are walks of differing lengths, created to suit all abilities and taking in stunning woodlands, peaceful riversides, the Dales’ iconic hills, limestone scenery and dramatic waterfalls.

These GPS-enabled walks are located right across the National Park and include a number of accessible ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes.

The app’s key feature is an offline mapping tool that allows you to track a walk, regardless of whether there’s a mobile phone signal or not. It also contains essential information such as the Countryside Code, what kit to take, and safety tips, and provides links throughout to more detailed information on this website where needed.

The Yorkshire Dales have also included a handy key with each to help you decide which to do next, plus links to important information to help you plan your visit, and guidance on staying safe in the countryside.

So all that’s left to do is to enjoy your walk, and remember to respect the land, respect the community, and respect each other.

Staying safe when walking

It’s brilliant to get out into the great outdoors but it is also vital that you stay safe.  Find out what you need to do before heading out into the hills and what to do in an emergency in Take care while you’re here.

Stop the spread

Invasive Non-Native Species and diseases threaten the landscapes and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and can impede access to and enjoyment of our wild places. Please help us to stop the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species and diseases to and within Yorkshire Dales National Park by making sure that you check, clean and dry all clothing, footwear and equipment before and after your visit, and between walks. Find out more about stopping the spread of invasive species.

Please note: there will be periodic checks of these routes, but cannot guarantee their condition or be held liable for your safety while walking the routes.

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Karl Moran