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St Alkeldas Way - Off Road Version

N Yorkshire

61 km / 38 miles
This is the off-road version of the self-guided pilgrimage walk of 33 miles across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between the two churches which have the Yorkshire Dales, Anglo Saxon saint Alkelda as their patron saint - St Alkelda's, Giggleswick, Ribblesdale, and St Mary and St Alkelda's, Middleham , Wensleydale. The route leaves Settle along Stockdale Lane eventually reaching the village of Malham before turning north to reach Malham Cove and Street Gate. Mastiles Lane is then used to Kilnsey before crossing the River Wharfe to Coniston and then following the Dales Way north to Kettlewell. Leaving Kettlewell via Cam Head and Tor Dyke over the watershed the route enters Coverdale over the Gallops outside of Middleham. The walk ends at St Alkelda's Church found by passing through the market square and turning towards Leyburn where the church is found on the left.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SD811640 - Giggleswick, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SE126878 - Middleham, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2019
Web Sites: St Alkelda's Way


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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OS Landranger Active 98, 99
OS Explorer 2, 30, 41
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Route Profile:

61.0 km (37.9 miles)
1,649 m (5,410 ft) ascent
602 m (1,975 ft)  maximum height

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