Whitefriars-Settle Bed and Breakfast Guest house Settle, Yorkshire Dales
Whitefriars Country Guesthouse, Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9JD.
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This page is dedicated to local walks that can be done without the aid of a car straight from our doorstep. Clicking on the title of the walk will take you to a printable map on the Wickiloc website. If you become a member ( it’s free ) you can download GPS information to your GPS device.

Please be aware that if you are undertaking any of these walks it is up to you to carry the appropriate equipment and have the necessary level of fitness to complete them. We accept no responsibility for injury, loss of life or just getting lost!
The High road loop If you want to get a good lay of the land around Settle and haven't got too much time on your hands then you might enjoy this one. It’s also pretty good if it’s wet and clarty in the fields as it’s all on tarmac. Route Description Starting at the gates of Whitefriars Guesthouse turn right and follow the main road  towards the market place. Take the first road to the left  virtually opposite The Royal Oak and begin climbing up Constitution Hill past the Co Op shop which used to be the cinema many years ago.The road bends to the left and levels off. This quiet road is known as the High Road. Follow this road for about half a mile enjoying the views till you reach the junction with the Horton-in - Ribblesdale road Turn sharp left and follow this road back towards Settle. After passing underneath the Settle -

Carlisle railway look out for the Woolen Mill on the right hand side where there are shops and a cafe if your' e  feeling thirsty. Carrying on towards Settle look out for the archimedes screw electricity turbine on the riverbank.There is a viewing platform which can be accessed from a small private car park. Next turn into a small cul-de-sac. Walk to the end of the cul-de-sac to find a narrow path which follows along by the side of the railway embankment. Straight on at the end till you reach the main road next to the railway bridge. Turn left under the railway bridge  and follow the main road back to Whitefriars.

Attermire Scar and Victoria Cave loop A nice morning or afternoon walk with a steep climb to get your lungs working near the begriming. This takes you up through Settle Market Place, Then up Constitution Hill, instead of preceding along the High Road turn right on to banks lane which is a stony track ascending steeply up the hill. At various points you will probably want to look back at the view of Settle, an excellent excuse for a rest! On reaching the gate at the end of Banks lane, ignore the tempting level path ahead, your route lies upwards a diagonal ascending path to the right (remember the sneaky looking at the view for a rest trick). On reaching a gate the route levels out and even descends offering excellent views of Attermire Scar ahead, look for the cave high in the cliff looking like a keyhole.

Pass the remains of a firing range then after a wall turn left and head up hill into a higher side valley with a succession of scars containing caves on the right, the largest being the imposing entrance of Victoria cave, note the warning signs about entering the cave, Jubilee caves can be seen further on. The path continues on until a track is met this should be followed down to the road. Once on the road take the first footpath on the left towards Settle. From this lovely descending path superb views of the village of Langcliffe below can be seen and don't forget to look back at Pen-Y-Ghent up the Ribblesdale valley. Eventually you will meet the path taken on the way out and descend back to Settle for a well earned cup of tea and cake !

High road and Locks Loop A slightly longer version of the above route which returns by “The Locks”. Not all on tarmac.

Giggleswick, The Mains and The Locks Loop

A walk through the very picturesque village of Giggleswick returning to Settle by the mill ponds known locally as “The Locks”.
Fraser's Walks from the front door
Wier at the locks near Settle
Wier at The Locks Langcliffe near Settle
Victoria Cave
Victoria Cave entrance
Banks Lane Settle
Banks Lane, Settle

Attermire Scar Settle
Attermire Scar, Settle

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