One of the best things about a Skipton walk is that you can stride from the town centre to a rugged moor within a mile, so it’s easy to discover the rural landscape just beyond this busy market town on foot. So, Discover Skipton Moor is a five mile walk that should take around two hours to complete, and most of the route is even and accessible.
Start and finish the walk in the centre of the town (we know what you’re thinking – it’ll be time for a well-deserved pint in one of the historic pubs once you’ve finished) and enjoy a stomp on the kind of scenery that’s made the Dales famous. Follow Shortbank Road until it turns into a bridleway around half a mile from the town centre and you’ll soon see the pavements replaced by bright yellow gorse bushes and wide open countryside.
If the weather’s been damp before you set off then willies are probably a good idea as the ground can become a little squidgy underfoot, but if you’re ever in the area during a light flurry of snow (and if you holiday during summer than we sincerely hope this is never the case!) it’s worth coming up to the moor for a stroll as it looks beautiful with a cloak of snow.