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    Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk

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    17.6 km
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    680 m
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    Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk

    The Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk is a breathtaking adventure through Yorkshire Dales National Park that will see you cover a fair amount of terrain for some gorgeous views. Along the trail, you will traverse the picturesque landscapes of Littondale and Langstrothdale, taking in views of the surrounding countryside and charming villages in the process. The overall distance and elevation gain make this route a bit more challenging, but the payoff is certainly worth the effort.

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    Route Description for Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk

    While it may be a bit of a longer and more physically strenuous route, the Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk is one of the best adventures in the Yorkshire Dales, thanks to its beautifully scenic landscape across both Littondale and Langstrothdale.

    Setting out from the trailhead in Litton, you will make your way to the northwest along the valley floor, taking in the views of the surrounding hills as you follow closely alongside Halton Gill Beck. Reaching the village of Halton Gill, you will climb uphill to the northeast and traverse the rugged terrain of the moor until you reach the summit of Horse Head.

    Enjoy the views here of both valleys before descending the opposite side of the hill to make your way into the village of Yockenthwaite. Turn to the southeast and follow along the banks of the River Wharfe towards Buckden. Just before reaching the village, you will turn to the southwest and climb back uphill once more, traversing the high ground between the two dales before making your descent into Litton where you began.

    Getting to the Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Hidden Valleys of Wharfedale Walk from Hawkswick, drive northeast for 6.1 km to arrive at the trailhead. You will need to utilize roadside parking.

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