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Hill Tops and Train Tracks - Private Guided Discovery Walk

Garsdale, Yorkshire Dales
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    All year round

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    8.5 hours

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    Price from


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    Suitable for

    walkers with some level of fitness


Starting the day with a short trip along the famously scenic railway ‘Settle-Carlisle’ from Garsdale Station along the Mallerstang Valley, we reach our starting point at Kirkby Stephen station. 

From here we follow the ridge along the western side of the Mallerstang Valley, all the way back to Garsdale Head. The route takes us over open access land across the fells to reach the fascinating summit plateau of Wild Boar Fell where views on a clear day stretch over much of the western Yorkshire Dales, the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, the Howgill Fells and to the mountains of the Lake District! There is even a little tarn just off the summit perfect for cooling off on a hot day! 

The fantastic views continue as we descend over the moor to Garsdale Head, the meeting point of Wensleydale and Garsdale, where there is just time to stop for some refreshment in a remote Dales inn before collecting your car or catching the train home!

Length: 13 miles
Ascent: 815 metres
Duration: 8.5 hours, including train journey from Garsdale Head to Kirkby Stephen, a picnic lunch and a drink in the pub.
Terrain: A fairly long and hilly walk beginning on clear footpaths and bridleways then spending some time crossing open moorland, which can be rough and wet underfoot.

To secure your experience – book today.

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Explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, with your qualified guide.

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With a whole day of walking, enjoy a well deserved drink at the end

Why this experience is great for you

• Get that stepcount up with a beautiful backdrop! 

• Under the supervision of a qualified guide.

• Bring along your friends and do something different together!

Additional information

Equipment needed: We'll let you know the best things to wear (and what to leave at home!) when you book. We hope for good weather but always best to be prepared and bring waterproofs! Make sure you bring along some water for the day.

What's included: A qualified local guide for the duration of the trip, exclusively for your group. A short, scenic journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway (additional £4.20 per person).

Weather: Weather appropriate clothing. Activities will generally take place regardless of weather unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Parking: Money for cark parking fees will be needed.

Food and drink: A full picnic lunch of local produce and a well-earned drink in a country pub at the end of the day!

Cancellations: For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.

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To secure your experience – book today.