GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grassington Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

A lovely circular walk around Grassington, taking you along the River Wharfe to the village of Hebden before climbing into the countryside above the town. Along the way there's pretty weirs, waterfalls and fabulous views over Wharfdale from the high points.
Starting in the town centre you head west to the river where you pick up the Dales Way long distance trail. Follow the trail east past Linton Falls to the stepping stones and suspension bridge where you cross the river. The route then follows the waters of Hebden Beck into the little village of Hebden. It's about the halfway point on the walk, so a nice place to stop for refreshments.
After leaving the village you follow High Lane west through some lovely countryside. This section climbs to a height of nearly 800ft so there's great views to enjoy here. If you wish you can head north to Garnshaw House and Edge Top to go even higher.
At the end of High Lane you descend back into Grassington where the route finishes.
To extend your walking in the area you can try our alternative Grassington Walk which takes you up to the lovely Grimwith Reservoir.
You could also continue south along the Dales Way and visit the wonderful Bolton Abbey where there's some nice trails to follow around the atmospheric ruins of a 12th-century Augustinianmonastery.

Grassington Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grassington Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Grassington Village Square - - 543176

Grassington Village Square

The River Wharfe - - 820106

The Wharfe approaching Hebden

A choice of crossings over the river Wharfe - - 820087

Hebden Stepping Stones and Bridge over the Wharfe

Footbridge near Hebden Fish Farm - - 745954

Along the Hebden Beck to Hebden

Cottages at Hebden,1973 - - 500774

Cottages in Hebden

Garrs Lathe - - 820032

Countryside above the town

Grassington to Hebden - - 76499

Through the meadows returning to Grassington

Main Street, Grassington - - 75907

Grassington High Street

GPS Files

GPX File

Grassington Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Grassington Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')