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Stainforth — a village in the Yorkshire Dales




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General advice

Stainforth is surrounded by many outstanding landmarks and natural features. You can make these the destinations of walks or rides to suit your taste or skill: easy or demanding.

  • The most useful map for walkers is Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer sheet OL2, Yorkshire Dales, south sheet.

  • Other navigational information is shown in the topic How to find us.

  • Advice on using the countryside is shown in the Countryside Code.

Walks from Stainforth

Several routes lead out of Stainforth, some generally flat like the path along the Ribble, others steep and more strenuous like the one to Moorhead Lane, and Cat Steps up to Winskill. Many paths have YDNP finger posts to help you find the way, otherwise refer to a good map.

North, towards Pen-y-Ghent or Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

      • Moorhead Lane and Pen-y-ghent

East, to such features as Catrigg Force and the Settle Loop.

      • Cat Steps to Winskill

      • Goat Scar Lane to Catrigg Force

      • Field path to Henside Road

South, towards Settle and the Hoffmann Kiln.

      • Field path to the Craven Lime Works

      • Field path south along the Ribble

West, over the Packhorse Bridge to Stainforth Force.

      • Field path from Little Stainforth to Smearsett Scar and Feizor Nick

      • Field path from Little Stainforth to Feizor and Stackhouse

Other useful sites

About the Pennine Bridleway

About the Settle Loop

About walking

Choice of walks



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