GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


10 miles (16 km)

This circular walk takes you to some of the highlights around the small village of Appletreewick in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. The 10 mile walk includes waterside sections along becks and rivers, a section through a wonderful limestone gorge and a visit to a lovely reservoir.
Starting in the village you first head east towards Skyreholme where you pick up a nice waterside path along the Skyreholme Beck. Follow the beck north and you will come to Troller's Gill, where you will find a picturesque limestonegorge. After passing through the unusual gorge you turn west at Gill Head toward Appletreewick Pasture. The route then turns north to follow footpaths to Grimwith Reservoir. The good sized lake is great for bird watching, with wildfowlincluding wigeon,teal,greylag geeseandCanada geese to see on the water.
After enjoying the lake you turn south across Hartlington Pasture toward Dibble's Bridge by the River Dibble. Follow the paths to Hartlington where you pick up the Dales Way long distance trail. You can then follow the waymarked trail along the River Wharfe before returning to the village.
To extend your walking in the area head south along the river to visit the wonderful Bolton Abbey where you'll find a12th-century Augustinianmonastery and the famous stepping stones. From here you can also enjoy a more challenging climb to the lovely viewpoint at Simon's Seat.

Appletreewick OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Appletreewick Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Appletreewick

  • Troller's Gill - This walk takes you to the wonderfullimestonegorge of Troller's Gill in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Grimwith Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Dales Way - This wonderful walk takes you through the fabulous Yorkshire Dales and on into Cumbria and the spectacular Lake District
  • Simons Seat - This walk from Bolton Abbey climbs through the Valley of Desolation to Simon's Seat
  • Bolton Abbey - Explore the huge estate surrounding the ruins of this 12th-century Augustinianmonastery
  • Linton Falls - This popular walk from Grassington visits the spectacular Linton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales


Village street, Appletreewick - - 687169

Village street, Appletreewick

Approaching Gills Lathe - - 1756428

Approaching Gills Lathe

Footpath beside Skyreholme Beck - - 662070

Footpath beside Skyreholme Beck

Troller's Ghyll - - 152

Troller's Ghyll

Trollers Gill - - 467702

Trollers Gill

Grimwith Reservoir - east end - - 1748459

Grimwith Reservoir

Dibble's Bridge - - 1748506

Dibble's Bridge

Dales Way by River Wharfe near Appletreewick - - 1474603

Dales Way by River Wharfe near Appletreewick

GPS Files

GPX File

Appletreewick.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Appletreewick.mmo (right click - 'Save As')