GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burnsall to Grassington Walk

4 miles (6 km)

A delightful waterside walk along the River Wharfe from Burnsall to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a very beautiful part of the river with stunning views of Wharfedale and a visit to Linton Falls to enjoy. The route is fairly easy going, running for just a few miles along a section of the waymarked Dales Way long distance trail.
You can park in the car park in Burnsall where there is also a Grade IIlisted grammar school building dating from 1602.
The walk starts on Burnsall Bridge and follows the waymarked trail along the western side of the river to nearby Hebden. Here you cross to the other side on the suspension bridge and continue west passing Linton Church which can be reached via stepping stones when the river is low enough.
Shortly after you come to the beautiful Linton Falls where there is a bridge with fine views down to the falls.
The final section takes you into the town of Grassington where there are lots of nice pubs and tea rooms for refreshments after your walk.
There's lots of other great walks to try in the area if you would like to continue your exercise. You could visit the wonderfullimestonegorge at Troller's Gill, try the waterside trail at Grimwith Reservoir or visit the village of Hebden on our Grassington Circular Walk. There's also the option of picking up the Dales Way on the Grassington to Kettlewell Walk.

Burnsall to Grassington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burnsall to Grassington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Also starting from the village is our Burnsall to Appletreewick and Simon's Seat Walk. This climbs to a wonderful viewpoint and visits the pretty village of Appletreewick where you can pay a visit to the historic Craven Arms Pub. The 16th century is one of the highlights of the area with its old world charm.
Just to the west of Grassington you'll find the worthy village of Threshfield. The pretty settlement includes an historic 16th century inn and the nearby Threshfield Quarry. The quarry is an unusual and atmospheric place for a walk with its limestone rocky cliffs and distinctive turquoise lakes.


View of Burnsall - - 1060637

View of Burnsall

Burnsall Bridge, Wharfedale, Yorkshire - - 853773

Burnsall Bridge, Wharfedale, Yorkshire

Loup Scar - - 501876

Loup Scar 1

Loup Scar, Near Burnsall - - 1263079

Loup Scar 2

The stepping stones across the Wharfe - - 820097

The stepping stones across the Wharfe

A Horse Chestnut by the bridge, Hebden - - 820102

A Horse Chestnut by the bridge, Hebden

Stepping Stones to Linton Church. - - 388060

Stepping Stones to Linton Church.

River Wharfe at Linton Falls - - 399421

River Wharfe at Linton Falls

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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