A 3 mile circular walk around the wooded Pennine valley of Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Owned by the National Trust the valley comprises a beautiful shallow river, Hebden Water with steep wooded valley sides and you will have chance to discover lots of wildlife plus some industrial archaeology along the way. If you have children with you, you may wish to bring along crayons and paper as there are several engraved markers around the site, showing the various leaves and seeds in the woodland.
Visit Ryedale: Fox and Rabbit to Pickering
Distance: 6 miles
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key
A 6 mile (10 km) linear walk from the village of Lockton (home to the Fox and Rabbit Inn) to the market town of Pickering in Ryedale. Begin by catching the bus from Pickering to Lockton where you can enjoy lunch before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the hillside pastures of Cross Dale, the haunting woodland of Haugh Wood and an idyllic stretch of the river, Pickering Beck. This walk is part of the Visit Ryedale Collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Ryedale District Council.