This picturesque village is located close to Settle in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. The village includes a railway station, a noteworthy 15th century church, a fine old pub and pleasant waterside walks through the Ribble Valley.
This circular walk from the village takes you up to the viewpoints on Giggleswick Scar before a riverside stroll along the River Ribble.
The walk starts in the village where you can follow Mill Hill Lane north to the quarries and Schoolboys Tower Cairn. You then head west along Gigglsewick Scar where there are a number of intriguing caves, limestone cliffs and wonderful views from the high points.
After exploring the Scar you head back to the east to pick up the Ribble Way. Follow this south towards Settle before turning west to return to the village.
PostcodeBD24 0EA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Giggleswick
- Ribble Way - Follow the River Ribble through the beautiful Ribble Valley from its mouth at Longton, near Preston, to the source at Gayle Moor in Yorkshire.
You start at Longton just to the west of Preston and follow the river through Ribchester and Clitheroe, before reaching Gisburn
- Settle Caves and Waterfalls Walk - This beautiful circuit around Settle visits a series of rushing waterfalls, pretty becks, limestone outcrops and mysterious caves
- Catrigg Force - This circular walk visits the beautiful Catrigg Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales
- Scaleber Force - Visit this beautiful waterfall on this short walk from the Yorkshire town of Settle
- Settle Loop - This circular cycle or walk explores the area surrounding the Yorkshire town of Settle
- Stainforth Force - Enjoy a short walk to Stainforth Force waterfall from the North Yorkshire village of Stainforth.
Start the walk from the main parking area in the village and head west, crossing the bridge over the river
- Pendle Hill - This walk climbs to the summit of Pendle Hill in Lancashire
- Fountains Fell - Climb to this prominent fell in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside
- Pennine Bridleway - This fabulous 120 mile long trail runs through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, through Lancashire and on into Yorkshire.
It is suitable for mountain bikers, horse riders and walkers taking you on a tour through some of the most beautiful parts of the country
- Malham Tarn Estate - This beautiful spot in the Yorkshire Dales is perfect for a safe cycle or walk
- Feizor - This little hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales is known for some splendid limestone scenery
- Long Preston - This attractive village is located in the Craven district of North Yorkshire
The Craven Arms is a good choice for post walk refreshment. They serve a good Sunday lunch and have a decent sized car park and large garden area as well. You can find them near the train station at Brackenber Lane with postcode BD24 0EA.
The trails are a good one for fit dogs and the Craven Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head across the river to neighbouring Settle and you could pick up the Settle Caves and Waterfalls Walk and visit the splendid Catrigg Force and Scaleber Force waterfalls.
One of the highlights of the area can also be found a few miles to the east on the wonderful Malham Tarn Estate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.