Walking in Yorkshire and Cumbria – Interactive maps

Scroll down and click or tap a diamond in any of the eight interactive maps. A side panel will open to reveal the name of the walking route and a link to its page.

Key: HH Howardian Hills; LD Lake District; N Nidderdale; NP North Pennines; NYM North York Moors; NE Northern England; YC Yorkshire Coast; YD Yorkshire Dales.

Howardian Hills

The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 79 square miles of the North Yorkshire countryside, and is nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York.

Lake District

The Lake District National Park is located entirely within the county of Cumbria, North-west England, and covers an area of over 900 square miles.


Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in North Yorkshire borders the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the east and south and covers an area of 233 square miles.

North Pennines

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) lies between the national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland and at almost 770 square miles is the second largest AONB in the United Kingdom.

North York Moors

The North York Moors National Park is in North Yorkshire and covers an area of 554 square miles. It is defined by the cliffs of the North Sea coast to the east, the slopes of the Cleveland Hills to the west and north, and the Tabular Hills and the Vale of Pickering to the south.

Northern England

Great walking routes are not necessarily restricted to National Parks and AONBs. This map contains any routes in Northern England which start from, or are mainly or fully, outside the other regions.

Yorkshire Coast

The Yorkshire Coast is a beautiful and unique Northern England coastline over 100 miles in length. It stretches from the River Tees estuary north of Middlesbrough to the River Humber estuary south-east of Hull.

Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park, which covers 841 square miles, is in North Yorkshire, with a sizeable area in Cumbria and a small part in Lancashire.