Cringles House is located in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, in the green belt, with enjoyable walks on your doorstep.
We are also very close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can walk and hike in stunning Yorkshire scenery.
We have included below a sample of the many walks and hikes nearby.
- Walks around Cringles House – there are walks in all directions around the house. There is a large map of the area in the house to help you plan your walking trips. A selection of walks nearby can be found here. To the rear of Cringles House there is the sighting tower used for Barden Acquaduct, and further up the road there is the old Roman Road which leads into Addingham and Ilkley, which used be known as Olicana by the Romans. One pleasant walk is to rise early and walk up Cringles Lane towards Draughton and see the sun rise above Beamsley near Bolton Abbey, or alternatively go for a late evening stroll and see the sun set in the west.
- Addingham to Bolton Abbey – a lovely walk from Addingham (a short walk from Cringles House) past Chelker Reservior (the wind turbines have now been removed), down through Bolton Abbey, and back along the river to Addingham, where you can enjoy a drink and some food before returning home.
- Ilkley Moor, made famous by the song ‘Ilkla Moor Baht ‘At’ (6 miles), where you can walk on the moor, followed by a relaxing drink and meal at the Cow and Calf. The wildlife of Ilkley features in this interesting Yorkshire Life article. There are also some good walks listed here.
- Simon’s seat and the Valley of Desolation – 7.9 miles with moderate difficulty, this family friendly route takes in some of the nearby Bolton Abbey Estate before passing a beautiful waterfall, often frozen in winter. It then steadily climbs to Simon’s Seat, and ends with a scenic stroll by the river Wharfe.
- Malham Tarn archaeology walk – Explore this area of ancient limestone pastures, upland hill farms and the beautiful Malham Tarn.
- Malham Tarn upland farm circular walk – Discover England’s highest lime-rich lake, home to a unique community of rare plants and animals. It is an area of outstanding moorland uplands, with flower-rich hay meadows, varied birdlife and awe-inspiring vistas.
- Buckden Pike and the Polish Memorial – This strenuous walk climbs to the top of Buckden Pike, heads along the ridge passing the Polish War Memorial and back down into Starbottom returning along the riverside.
- Brimham Rocks (20 miles) – This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.