The best springtime walks in the Yorkshire Dales

The best springtime walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Longer, warmer days have arrived! This means we are raring to get out and explore the many walking trails surrounding our picturesque campsite. It’s a fantastic time of year to be out and about in the Yorkshire Dales countryside. Not only are there lambs as far as the eye can see, the flora and fauna make the trails an unmissable sight. If a carpet of Yorkshire bluebells is at top of your ‘must see’ list this spring then steady on, we have a whole separate blog for that!

You can’t get any closer to the action

Picture this: you’re waking up right next to the babbling River Wharfe, in the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by nothing but nature. Lambs bleating, birds tweeting – it’s all right here, on your doorstep. Bliss. For that all-immersive springtime camping experience, look no further than Masons Campsite.

Put a spring in your step

Here is a selection of walks from our campsite that should be topping your springtime bucket list.

Grimwith Reservoir | 4.5 miles

This glistening reservoir route offers panoramic views encompassing pretty sailboats, plenty of wildlife, and the rolling Yorkshire moors.

Appletreewick to Grassington | 11 miles

Quaint parishes and independent pubs line this popular walk that sets off right from our campsite and alongside the River Wharfe. Did you spot our recent feature in The Guardian for top 10 campsites within walking distance to a pub? This doorstep route can be broken into smaller sections between the villages along the way, including Burnsall and Thorpe.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge | 24 miles

This challenge is for the seasoned walkers amongst us. Discover the three huge hills that form part of the Pennine range – bonus points for completing all three within 12 hours!

Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove | 4.4 miles

This trio of sights is not to be missed! Enjoy the local trail that’s a hit with residents and tourists alike. You can expect to see picturesque woodlands, magnificent waterfalls and the impressive Malham Cove – which might look familiar to eagle-eyed Harry Potter fans.

Aysgarth Falls

If you like a walk with a view, this one is for you. Discover a series of superb waterfalls that can be found when exploring the intricate paths that line the Yorkshire Dales National Park route. This hidden gem is also well serviced with a national park visitor centre complete with plenty of parking and a useful café.

Ready to set off?

Masons Campsite puts you in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so you can enjoy everything the picturesque location has to offer. If you’re searching for a springtime retreat, there really is no better place to put your feet up after a long day of exploring.