Walks in North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Lake District and North Pennines

A collection of walking routes, photographs, videos, maps, reviews and articles by Paul Beal. The walks are in Yorkshire, Cumbria and elsewhere in Northern England and are generally between 12 and 15 miles long. Areas include the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale, the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast, and the North Pennines and Lake District.


Routes and photos

North of England walking routes shown on accurate topographic maps in areas such as the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and the Howardian Hills and North Pennines Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Routes, maps and photographs can be printed and GPX files can be downloaded free of charge. View routes and photos.


Countryside videos

Short films featuring the best moments of a walk, for example spectacular views, wonderful scenery or curious landmarks. View countryside videos.


Most recent walks

A summary of the 60 most recent walks, presented in date order and updated on a weekly basis unless COVID-19 travel restrictions are in force. View most recent walks.

Saturday 23 October 2021
Braithwaite and Grisedale Pike
Lake District
12 miles

Thursday 14 October 2021
Kentmere and Mardale Ill Bell
Lake District
13 miles

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Ambleside and Loughrigg Fell
Lake District
8 miles


Interactive maps

Eight interactive maps created with the Google My Maps application. Map markers indicate the location of a walking route and a link to its page on this website. View interactive maps.


Walking diary

Memorable observations and events in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Lake District, North Pennines and other regions of Yorkshire and Northern England. The journal entries are shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. View walking diary.


Reviews and articles

Weblog stories, reviews and information inspired by walking in and exploring the beautiful landscape of Northern England. View reviews and articles.

New: The Countryside Code
New: St Mary’s Church, Over Silton, North York Moors


Contact Paul

If you enjoy walking and would like to make a comment or ask a question, please feel free to get in touch. Go to contact page.


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