GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mallerstang Walks

9 miles (14.7 km)

This circular walk explores the Mallerstang area of Cumbria. The narrow river valley is an interesting place for a hike with some dramatic scenery including old lime kilns, becks, waterfalls and hill views. Also look out for the "Eden Benchmarks", a series of carved stone sculptures dotted around the area.
The walk starts from the car parking area at the atmospheric ruins of the ancient Pendragon Castle. From here you can pick up the Lady Anne's Way long distance walk and follow it south through the region. The bridle tracks and footpaths will take you to Hell Gill where you can enjoy views of the Hellgill Force waterfall.
The route then turns north following trails running along the old Settle to Carilise Railway.
To continue your walking around Mallerstang head up to Wild Boar Fell. It's a popular climb with fabulous views over the Eden Valley and the Mallerstang Valley from the summit.

Mallerstang OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mallerstang Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Mallerstang

  • Pendragon Castle - This walk visits the ruins of the ancient Pendragon Castle inMallerstang Dale, Cumbria
  • Lady Anne's Way - This long distance trail runs for about 100 miles from Skipton in Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria.
  • Kirkby Stephen River Circular - This circular walk takes you along a section of the Pennine Journey long distance trail before returning along the River Eden.
    The small market town of Kirkby Stephen is located in Cumbria, near the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Wild Boar Fell - This circular walk climbs Wild Boar Fell in the Mallerstang area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Ravenstonedale - There are lots of nice walks to try around the pretty Cumbrian village of Ravenstonedale
  • Brough - This Cumbrian town includes a historic castle, waterside trails along the Swindale Beck and some lovely Eden countryside scenery.
  • Newbiggin On Lune - This Cumbrian village is located just north west of Ravenstonedale in the Eden district of the county.


Pendragon Castle Cumbria 10

Pendragon Castle

Ford, Lady Ann's Way - - 73690

Ford, Lady Ann's Way

Lime kiln by Thrang Beck - - 2163270

Lime kiln by Thrang Beck

"Water Cut" by Mary Bourne - - 73693

"Water Cut" by Mary Bourne. One of ten "Eden Benchmarks" sculptures

Looking down Hell Gill from the bridge - - 1236272

Looking down Hell Gill from the bridge

Hellgill Force - - 2165243

Hellgill Force

Converted barn at Intake - - 1754383

Converted barn at Intake

Mallerstang view. - - 3052671

Mallerstang view. Its eastern edge, atAisgill, borders onNorth Yorkshire; and since August 2016 it has been within theYorkshire Dales National Park.


GPS Files

GPX File

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