A circular walk – The highlights of Settle

Above the tops of Settle, North Yorkshire is a beautiful area overlooking the valley with the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the distance, the river in the bottom and then across to the sights of Pendle Hill.

views across to pen-y-ghent
Looking over towards Pen-y-Ghent

This circular route of 8.5 miles starting in Stainforth is a challenging walk which takes in the highlights of Settle;

  • Stainforth stepping stones
  • Jubilee Cave
  • Victoria Cave
  • Attermire Scar
  • Warrendale Knott trig point
  • Village of Langcliffe
  • Riverside walk

The route really does capture it all.

You could also do the walk in shorter sections if walking with little ones like we have done previously, check out my other blogs linked.

Parking is in Stainforth, in the main YDNPA car park. Make sure you take a picnic as there isn’t anywhere to stop off on the way round without detouring. You could also take your swim stuff as there are quite a few places that are great for a wild swim; Catrigg Force, Stainforth Force and the river downstream.

The weather is quickly changeable as you get higher up towards Attermire Scar so make sure you pack accordingly. I think we had all 4 seasons in one day when we went up!

This was however, hands down, one of the best walks I’ve ever done. I always enjoy a longer walk with friends as I get to do them so rarely, but this really is such an interesting walk.

jubilee cave, highlights of settle
Jubilee Cave
attermire scar, highlights of settle
Attermire Scar
victoria cave, highlights of settle
Victoria Cave
trig point views over settle
Views from the trig point
yorkshire limestone scenery
Typical Yorkshire Limestone scenerey
trig happy
Trig happy!
riverside walk, highlights of settle
Riverside walk
langcliffe wier, settle
Langcliffe
stainforth force, highlights of settle
Stainforth Force
circular walk - highlights of settle
The route

Are there any additional places that would be on your highlights of Settle walk?

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