GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Linton Falls

3 miles (5 km)

This popular walk from Grassington visits the spectacular Linton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. You start off in the lovely village of Grassington and soon join the River Wharfe for a waterside stroll which takes you past the falls. There is a bridge across the river which affords fabulous views of the falls below. The route returns to Grassington through countryside footpaths.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Dales Way and head along the River Wharfe through the beautiful Wharfedale. Also nearby is the delightful Grimwith Reservoir which has a walking path around its perimeter. Just a few miles to the east is the wonderful limestone gorge at Troller's Gill.

Linton Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Linton Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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.
The Grass Wood Nature Reserve is located just to the north west of the town. There's some nice woodland trails, bluebells in spring and lots of wildlife to see here. The reserve is notable as one of the largest areas of broadleaved woodland in the Dales.


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Linton Falls. The river Wharfe runs over limestone in many places, here is can be seen making a route towards Hebden.

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The Wharfe gushes over a hard projecting rock strata

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Linton Falls. Named as "Tin Bridge" on the maps.

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Linton Falls Weir. Captain Beck flows under the bridge into the River Wharfe

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Nice view of the wooden bridge across the river.

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The line of the weir can be clearly seen as a black curve on the OS map.


GPS Files

GPX File

Linton Falls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Linton Falls.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)