GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Long Preston Walks

2 miles (3.4 km)

This attractive village is locatedin the Craven district of North Yorkshire. There's some lovely country and riverside trails to follow through nearby Ribblesdale here. There's also a railway station and a fine 18th century pub to visit.
This circular walk from the village starts from the train station and explores the countryside to the east of the settlement. You'll enjoy waterside walking through the pretty valley of the Long Preston Beck where there's lots of birdlife to look out for.
The walk starts at the train station and heads east through the village to pick up the Scalehaw Lane. Follow the track east and it will take you to the beck where you turn north towards Scalehaw Hill and the New Pasture Plantation. You can then pick up the New Pasture Lane and follow it west before turning south on Green Gate Lane to return to the village.

Postcode

BD23 4PH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Long Preston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Long Preston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Long Preston

  • Settle Caves and Waterfalls Walk - This beautiful circuit around Settle visits a series of rushing waterfalls, pretty becks, limestone outcrops and mysterious caves
  • Settle to Malham Cove - This walk visits Malham Cove, one of the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales, starting from the nearby town of Settle
  • 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
  • Giggleswick - This picturesque village is located close to Settle in theCravendistrict ofNorth Yorkshire
  • 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

Pubs/Cafes

Head to The Boars Head for some refreshments after your walk. The historic 18th century pub includes an open log fire, rustic beams and lots of character.They serve good quality food and have a fine selection of ales too. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode BD23 4ND for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Boars Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south west from the village and you can enjoy a riverside walk along the Ribble Way. If you follow the waymarked footpath north it will take you to Ratmell and Settle. Here you can try the Settle Caves and Waterfalls Walk and the Settle to Malham Cove Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.

Photos

Long Preston Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 2109211

Long Preston Railway Station

War Memorial, Long Preston - geograph.org.uk - 2201694

War Memorial, Long Preston

Maypole, Long Preston - geograph.org.uk - 2095060

Maypole

The valley of Long Preston Beck - geograph.org.uk - 1998267

The valley of Long Preston Beck

Long Preston Beck - geograph.org.uk - 961465

Long Preston Beck. View looking north up this pleasant little valley, which eventually flows into the River Ribble.

Footbridge over Long Preston Beck - geograph.org.uk - 633160

Footbridge over Long Preston Beck

Approaching Beckstone Laithe - geograph.org.uk - 961477

Approaching Beckstone Laithe. Following New House Lane from Holme Bridge towards Long Preston, passing this laithe and the local Anglican Church.

New Pasture Lane - geograph.org.uk - 633368

New Pasture Lane. At the far end of New Pasture Lane can be seen a small area of woodland which is known as New Pasture Plantation which is a Woodland Trust area.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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