The weather is also turning a little colder, but don’t let that put you off heading outdoors during this most scenic time of year. Yorkshire is lucky to be blessed with a wealth of wonderful walking spots, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park being among the most popular haunts. If you’re keen to blow off the cobwebs and do a bit of outdoor adventuring, these pretty spots in the Dales are a great place to start.
1. Gordale Scar and Malham Cove
An eight mile circular walk from Malham takes in plenty of picturesque sites along the way, initially passing by Janet’s Foss before climbing up Gordale Scar, on to Malham Tarn and down the dry valley before reaching the limestone top of Malham Cove.
2. Malham Tarn
This slightly shorter walk around Malham Tarn is just over three miles and follows a loop route beneath the cliffs of Great Close Scar, passing by craggy limestone terrain, thick forest and a lake.
3. Grassington and Ghaistrill's Strid
A circular route from Grassington along the Dales Way will take walkers on a seven mile long scenic walk, which passess through limestone pavements, Grass Wood nature Reserve, down to the River Wharfe and is followed back via Ghaistrill’s Strid.
4. Keld to Tan Hill Inn
Starting in the pretty village of Keld, this 10 mile route through the Dales passes by the Tan Hill Inn - the highest pub in Britain - along the way, before passing across the moors back to the start point.