GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Garsdale Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk explores the beautiful Garsdale in the Yorkshire Dales. The picturesque vale is a lovely place for a walk with becks, waterfalls and wonderful countryside views.
The walk starts from Garsdale railway station on theSettle and Carlisle Line, which runs betweenCarlisleandLeedsviaSettle. From here you can pick up footpaths heading north west to Clough Force Waterfall. The route continues north to Blake Mire before picking up paths along the pretty Grisedale Beck to Galey Hill and the Round Ing Gill. You then head south east across Grisedale Common to South Lunds before turning south west to return to Garsdale Head and the train station.

Garsdale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Garsdale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Close to the train station at the start of the walk there's the Moorcock Inn for some post exercise rest and refreshment. They serve good quality food and have a charming interior with rustic stone walls and exposed beams. They have some outdoor seating as well if the weather is fine. You can find them at postcode LA10 5PU for your sat navs.
You could also head into nearby Hawes and visit the 13th century Green Dragon Inn. The historic pub is the gateway to the Hardraw Falls and is located at Bellow Hill with postcode DL8 3LZ for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue north west from Galey Head you will soon come to Uldale Force. This impressive waterfall is located in a striking limestone gorge on the River Rawthey. There's also a series of smaller waterfalls so the area is well worth a visit especially after rainfall.


Public footpath to Garsdale Head - - 3372550

Public footpath to Garsdale Head

Grisedale Beck - - 3372529

Grisedale Beck

Clough Force - - 2281565

Clough Force

Grisedale - - 2120541


Grisedale - - 554191

Grisedale Walkers approaching Rowantree. Swarth Fell is in the distance, partly obscured by the ailing tree.

A Grisedale barn - - 3370765

A Grisedale barn

Ruin at Round Ing - - 2348914

Ruin at Round Ing

Looking south at Garsdale Station... (geograph 4698740)

Looking south at Garsdale Station..

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