This circular walk explores lovely Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales. The route runs for just under 5 miles with some small climbs on the way. There's lovely river paths and fine views to the surrounding hills to enjoy.
The walk starts in the little village of Litton, located on the River Skirfare. From here you can pick up footpath heading north west to Nether Hesleden. You continue following the course of the river to Halton Gill. This little hamlet is situated at the northern end of Littondale.
The route then turns around and follows a country lane back to Litton, with more nice river views on the way.
Littondale Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Littondale Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Littondale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Littondale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Queens Arms in Litton is a fine place for some post walk refreshments. The country pub is in a delightful spot and includes a garden area with lovely views. They do very good food and have a decent selection of real ale too. You can find them at postcode BD23 5QJ for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your four legged friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The area is located close to Kettlewell where you can try the circular Kettlewell to Starbotton and Arncliffe Walk. This route visits two pretty villages and explores the more southern section of Littondale.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nidderdale Walks and the Yorkshire Dales Walks pages.