Rest stopsThe Fountaine Inn
The Red Lion Hotel
The Old Hall Inn
Retreat Tearoom & Bistro
The Black Horse Hotel
The Corner House Cafe
Grassington House Restaurant
Safety informationThere is very little climbing or descending on this walk. However, some parts are muddy and could be slippery. The road sections out of Grassington to Linton and at Burnsall require care. These routes can be very busy, especially during peak summer seasons.
Tips and hints
Grassington is a small market town with a full range of facilities. There is a small supermarket, bank and cash point facility, post office and numerous small shops. There are a number of pubs and cafes as well as the National Park Centre.. On this circular walk there is a pub at Linton and a café and pub at Burnsall, should you require refreshment on the way.
Points of Interest.
The market town of Grassington is one of the thriving hubs of the Yorkshire Dales. Recorded in the Doomsday Book it was originally an agricultural settlement and later a location for lead mining. It has a Folk Museum and a National Park Centre. In June it hosts a cultural festival and in September a 1940’s weekend. During the first two weeks in December the Dickensian Festival transforms the town back to the Victorian Era.
These are the largest waterfalls of the River Wharfe and are found on the outskirts of Grassington. A footbridge spans the falls, replacing the original Tin Bridge built to take the workers over the river to the former Linton Mill.
This pretty village is situated on the banks of the River Wharfe and on the Dales Way. Its picturesque nature makes it a local “honey pot” for visitors. The multi arched bridge, village green and river meadows attract walkers, cyclists and day trippers and there are also a number of cafes and a pub. It was one of the locations used in the Calendar Girls feature film.
Sturdy boots or walking shoes are recommended as the terrain is muddy in places. Walking poles may be an advantage on the muddy sections of the route, and if attempting to cross the River Wharfe by the stepping stones instead of the suspension bridge.. The weather is changeable in the Dales so waterproofs should be carried. Maybe pack an extra pair of socks in case of wet feet on the muddier parts of the route.