|Distance : 4 miles|
|Distance : 7.7 miles|
From the top of the village follow the dirt track, at the small bridge tur
n right then left over a stile up the path in front of you across the pastures to “Hag Dyke”. From there follow the sign to the top of Great Whernside (from the village maypole to the top ofGreat Whernside is a climb of 485 meters).
At the trig point turn left following the top ridge until you see a path on your left down to the Coverdale Road. Go across the road and follow the path down to a gate (on your left are earthworkings from the iron age built by the Brigantes to keep the Romans out of Coverdale).
Follow the path until you see a sign post and turn left down the track through the gates and across the top pastures and on to a walled road. Here you are following in the foot steps of Monks and travellers who walked this way centuries before. Half-way down is where Keith Melling painted his well-known picture of Kettlewell and now down to the village.
|Distance : 6.2 miles|
It’s a pretty village with one pub – “The Falcon.”. Arncliffe is where Charles Kingsley wrote “The Water Babies”. Pick up the path going down by the River Skirfare and along to Hawkswick. On entering the village the house on your right is named The Ballroom and was the Lyceum of Littondale.
In the village turn left up the path keeping the wall on your right up to Knipe Scar. Fork left up to the cairn and along to the woods as you go through the sheep folds. On your right down the hill side is a conifer tree – this was the garden of a railway carriage used as a holiday home which was removed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in the 1950s. And now on down over the top of the stone quarry to Kettlewell.