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Trans-Dales Trail - 3

91 km / 57 miles

Cumbria, N Yorkshire
The Trail initially heads south to Mallerstang and Garsdale Head, entering the Yorkshire Dales National Park, before following Wensleydale east through Askrigg to Thornton Rust. Visits are then made to Thoralby and Carlton-in-Coverdale. It leaves the National Park on West Scrafton Moor and enters Nidderdale, an area recognised as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before again taking to the high moors north easterly after Middlesmoor to the finish by the "no-mans land" between Nidderdale and Masham. Some of the paths and tracks used are ancient packhorse or drove roads or wagon ways to long disused mine workings. One is even an old Corpse road! Although this walk does not reach the heights attained on the other Trans Dales, there are some steep climbs and some rough tracks and pathless moorland, which together make Trail 3 seem more strenuous. The thinking behind Trail 3 was to arrive at the start of the Trail by train over the scenic Settle-Carlisle line and at the finish celebrate with a visit to one or both of the breweries in Masham. You will most likely need to be collected from Masham as it's not well served by public transport. This third route intersects Trail 1 at Middlesmoor and Trail 2 at Askrigg, thus opening up possibilities of walks incorporating parts of more than one Trans-Dales Trail.

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Details:

Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Attributes
Anytime Challenges; Moorland; Heritage
Start
NY761067 - Kirkby Stephen Railway Station, Cumbria
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Finish
SE225807 - Masham, N Yorkshire
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Manor Lodge  (bookable online)
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Burblet Cottage  (bookable online)
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Lockholme Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
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Walkers are Welcome
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Waitby School  (bookable online)
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The Black Swan  (bookable online)
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1 Km
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The Lodges at Artlegarth  (bookable online)
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1 Km
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Stay Lambing Live  (bookable online)
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The Fat Lamb Country Inn  (bookable online)
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7 Km
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Gaudy House Farm  (bookable online)
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27 Km
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28 Km
Camping Barn
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33 Km
Camping Barn
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33 Km
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The George Inn  (bookable online)
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46 Km
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Meadowcroft Cottage  (bookable online)
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46 Km
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Abbey Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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71 Km
Bunk House
1 Km
71 Km
Bunk House
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85 Km
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Bank Villa  (bookable online)
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91 Km

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Route Profile:

83.6 Km (51.9 miles)
1,905 m (6,250 ft) ascent
533 m (1,749 ft)  maximum height