Six Dales Trail
This stunning walk passes through six of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale, Colsterdale, Coverdale, and Wensleydale.
The walk runs from Otley to Middleham passing through the Nidderdale AONB. It includes riverside stretches along the River Washburn near the start of the walk, the River Nidd near Pateley Bridge and the River Ure towards the end of the walk at Middleham. You will also pass a series of lovely reservoirs including Fewston Reservoir, Gouthwaite Reservoir and Leighton Reservoir.
One of the chief highlights on the route is Jervaulx Abbey - a 12th century former Cistercian monastery it now stands as an enchanting, atmospheric ruin. Also of interest is the English Heritage owned Middleham Castle where there are fantastic views of Wensleydale from the fascinating site.
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Six Dales Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Six Dales Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Six Dales Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Six Dales Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
At Leighton Reservoir you will find the Black Swan at Fearby. They do great food and also provide good quality accommodation if you need to stay over. Inside there's an attractive olde interior with a number of aerial photographs on the wall. Outside there's a lovely patio area where you can enjoy view across the Dale. You can find the inn at Fearby near Masham, with a postcode of HG4 4NF for your sat navs. The inn is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.