If you’re coming to Riverside for walking then you won’t be disappointed. There’s an abundance of walks to suit all levels of fitness and difficulty.
Visitors have been coming to the area for walking holidays for around 150 years to try out such classics as the Waterfalls Walk at Ingleton, and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. This classic 25 mile challenge is taken up by hundred of keen walkers every year. Another classic is the tour of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar with its spectacular limestone cliffs.
The walk to the top of Ingleborough is a popular hike in the local area. At the top you get stunning views or the surrounding areas. Ingleborough is also the home of the White Scar Caves, a 4 mile tunnel system that is easily accessible and ideal for those that prefer there walks a little more underground.
Bentham itself has some lovely walks, ranging from 2 mile stroll along the river to a 10 mile hike around the surrounding countryside. Guidebooks to the local area are available from the tourist office or from the Post Office in the village.
For some inspiration why not check out this great walking guide to the Yorkshire Dales. The routes are graded and include detailed descriptions, maps and photos.
Whatever you decide, you’ll have a great time exploring the region.