398 Settle

Queen Victoria had many things named after her, but Settle's Victoria Cave is surely one of the more unusual. The massive opening gapes in the vertical cliff and you'd wonder how anyone could miss it until the year of her Coronation, but the large entrance is due to over-zealous archaeologists in the 1870s. Here is a landscape of dramatic limestone scars, picturesque villages, thundering waterfalls and riverside footpaths - the Yorkshire Dales at its very best.

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LOCATION: South Yorkshire Dales
START: Settle, off A65
Grid ref: SD819637 Postcode: BD249EF
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Moderate, with an initial steep ascent
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South
REFRESHMENTS: Stainforth or Settle
EN ROUTE: Winskill, Attermire Scar, Stainforth, River Ribble, Stackhouse

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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