The pretty village of Hawes

Herriot Way

A circular walk through James Herriot's Yorkshire, a land of rolling dales and heather-clad moorland, immortalised in the well-known books and TV series "All Creatures Great and Small". Leading you through classic Dales landscapes, the route heads from one pretty Yorkshire village to the next, starting and finishing in the attractive town of Aysgarth, with its famous triple waterfalls. Discover Hawes, the home of Wensleydale Cheese, and climb to the top of Great Shunner Fell for amazing views over the Yorkshire countryside. This delightful walk captures the essence of "Gods Own Country" wonderfully.
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Hiking trail
Aysgarth to Hawes
Top easy
18.5 km
5:00 h
121 m
108 m

A gentle walk through green meadows and lush fields to Hawes. 

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Hiking trail
Hawes to Keld
Top moderate
20.1 km
6:00 h
728 m
654 m

The most challenging day of the Herriot Way, including a climb to the summit of Great Shunner Fell. 

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19.1 km
5:20 h
328 m
461 m

Follow the River Swale to Reeth, passing through Gunnerside. 

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17.7 km
5:15 h
460 m
583 m

The high route to Reeth, via Melbecks Moor. 

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Hiking trail
Reeth to Aysgarth
22.7 km
6:10 h
530 m
513 m

Head through Wensleydale on a final easy day. 

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