Falling Foss, Ruswarp

A tall plume and small deep plunge pool at the head of a wooded gorge. Shingle beach. Overlooked but feels secluded. Directions: Follow B1416 from Whitby S and take the ‘middle’ R after 3 miles, signed  . Follow lane for a mile to car park. Continue down through woods on foot. To reach base of […]

The Howgills

Distance: 6miles/9.5km Ascent: 605 metres Start: A683 layby, near the Cross Keys Inn, LA105NE Info: wildrunning.net/294 Directions: Follow the obvious path north-west up Cautley Holme Beck, bearing L to pass Cautley Spout waterfall and climbing up Swere Gill to the trig point on the summit of the Calf (2.2 miles/3.6km). Turn R and follow the […]

Buckden Pike

A popular summit with far-reaching sunset views. The Memorial Cross is for five Polish RAF airmen who died here when they crashed in a snowstorm in 1942. It was built with local help by the sole survivor, who crawled to safety in the valley by following the trail of a fox – there’s a bronze […]

The Malham Classic

Distance : 7.5miles/12km Ascent: 493 metres Start Info: Malham village, BD23 4DG Info: wildrunning.net/295 Directions: Follow Cove Road north through Malham then R onto the Pennine Way, bearing L at Malham Cove up the steps and across the limestone pavement to the head of the dry valley. Turn L up the valley to a gate. […]

Cautley Spout, Waterfall

The high falls of Cautley Spout were formed when glaciers carved into the mountainside, eventually diverting a north-flowing stream, Swere Gill, over the edge of Cautley Crag. There are no plunge pools here, but it’s an impressive cascade nonetheless. Directions: Follow the bridleway over river from beside the Cross Keys Temperance Inn (A683 just NE […]

Pen-y-Ghent

Distance: 10miles/16km Ascent: 634 metres Start Info: Dale Head, BD24 9PW Info: wildrunning.net/297 Directions: Head off down the Pennine Way past Dale Head Farm and fork R at the junction, staying on the Pennine Way, across the moorland and up the steep climb to the summit of Pen-y-ghent (1.6 miles/2.6km). Continue in the same direction […]

Wain Wath Force, Keld

Just by the road, this wide and graceful low waterfall has a very pleasant plunge pool with limestone cliffs and grassy banks for picnics. Interesting river and rock shapes downstream and good paddling. Directions: Head NW 1⁄2 mile from Keld (dir Kirkby Stephen) on B6270 to find falls on R, 200m after the turning to […]

High Cup

Distance: 8.5miles/13.5km Ascent: 570 metres Start Info: Billysbeck Bridge, CA16 6DB Info: wildrunning.net/2112 Directions: Pick up the Pennine Way east out of Dufton and past Bow Hall before climbing up south of Dod Hill to reach the steep ground to the ridge north of High Cup Gill. Follow the edge of this along Narrow Gate […]

Scoska Cave and Woods

A large rectangular opening in the cliff, draped in moss and ferns, within an ancient woodland nature reserve. In 1905 members of the Yorkshire Ramblers Club found the skeletal remains of a woman here, estimated to be 1,500 to 2,000 years old and probably one of the Celtic people who inhabited the area up to […]

Hadrians Wall

Distance: 10miles/16km Ascent: 458 metres Start: Peel car park, North of NE47 7AN info: wildrunning.net/2117 Directions: Turn L onto the Hadrian’s Wall Path heading west past the trig point at 345 metres to Milecastle 41. Turn R onto the footpath here, crossing Melkridge Common to the road at Well House. Turn R on the road […]