GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Richmond Way

60 miles (97 km)

Travel from Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle on this lovely walk through Lancashire and Yorkshire. You will travel through the lower Lower Lune Valley with a long riverside section at the start. You then head through the moorlands and fells of the Pennines and on into the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Finally, you follow the River Swale into the historic market town of Richmond - gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The walk passes Ingleton (with the wonderful Ingleton Falls), Ribblehead Viaduct and the picturesque Yorkshire village of Hawes.
Other highlights include the historic Easby Abbey and the 14th century castle at Castle Bolton.

Richmond Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Richmond Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On the walk you can enjoy well earned refreshments at the Station Inn (Postcode: LA6 3AS). The pub is located next to the Ribblehead Viaduct and is very walker friendly. There's a good menu and you can also book rooms for the night. Just up the road to the west you'll find the Old Hill Inn (LA6 3AR). This pub dates all the way back to 1615and is another popular spot for walkers exploring the Dales.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks and the Yorkshire Dales Walks pages.


Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle - - 1600008

Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle. The Shire Hall dates from the turn of the 19th century. It is still used as a court room, and contains a display of shields of the monarchs, the Constables of the Castle, and the High Sheriffs of Lancashire.

Ingleton Viaduct - - 2138880

Ingleton Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct - - 1710994

Ribblehead Viaduct

Richmond Castle - - 951004

Richmond Castle