Walk: Settle Loop

in Langcliffe in Settle

The Settle Loop Walk is a scenic and invigorating circular route located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This 10-mile trail, which starts and ends in the charming market town of Settle, offers walkers a delightful mix of landscapes. The walk is well-signposted and provides a moderately challenging experience.

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The Route

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Walk Description

The Settle Loop Walk begins in the picturesque market town of Settle, nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. From the town center, the route heads north, following signs for the Pennine Bridleway.

Settle to Langcliffe

The walk starts by crossing the River Ribble, moving through charming countryside towards the village of Langcliffe. The trail ascends gently, offering views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Langcliffe to Attermire Scar

Continuing from Langcliffe, the path winds upwards towards Attermire Scar, a striking limestone escarpment. This section of the walk is known for its dramatic cliffs and caves, providing a stunning backdrop as you traverse the open moorland.

Attermire Scar to Jubilee Cave

The route then passes by Jubilee Cave, a popular spot for exploring and enjoying panoramic views. This cave is a fascinating feature of the landscape.

Jubilee Cave to Victoria Cave

From Jubilee Cave, the trail continues to Victoria Cave, another notable landmark. Discovered in the 19th century, this cave contains prehistoric artifacts.

Victoria Cave to Warrendale Knotts

The path then climbs to the top of Warrendale Knotts, offering some of the most breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales. This elevated point provides a perfect spot for a rest.

Warrendale Knotts to Scalebar Force

Descending from the heights, the walk proceeds towards Scalebar Force, a picturesque waterfall hidden within a wooded gorge.

Scalebar Force to High Hill Lane

The route then meanders through rolling farmland and along quiet country lanes, eventually reaching High Hill Lane.

High Hill Lane to Settle

Finally, the loop curves back towards Settle, descending gently and providing a pleasant end to the walk. The town provides plenty of options for a well-earned meal, accommodation or a train-ride home.

Related Accommodation

The accommodation below is nearby - and has been updated recently.

Picture of Littlebank Country House

Littlebank Country House

Littlebank, Rathmell, Settle, Settle, BD24 0AJ, United Kingdom

Winskill Cottage

Winskill Cottage, 8 New Street, Langcliffe, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9NH, United Kingdom
Locks Cottage

Locks Cottage

Locks Cottage, 7 Holme Head, Langcliffe, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9NW, United Kingdom

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