Settle – Clapham CircularA gentle, yet spectacular circuit, passing through some of the best-known villages in the southern Dales. A gradual climb onto Swarth Moor, provides excellent views of Pen-y-ghent; before a pleasant descent to Austwick and Clapham, leads the route south of the National Park boundary – as it returns to its starting point via quiet and undulating lanes.
A picturesque tour of the south-western edge of the National Park, with pleasant and contrasting views of Ribblesdale, the hills of the western Dales and the Forest of Bowland. The route starts at Market Square in Settle, from which it weaves its way north adjacent to the River Ribble, climbing steadily to Swarth Moor.
After making a necessary excuse to stop, in order to admire the view, the route rolls delightfully downhill to the pretty villages of Austwick and Clapham. A half-way pit-stop is recommended at one of the cafés or pubs in either village, before quiet and rolling lanes, south of the National Park boundary, pass through the village of Eldroth – before heading back into Settle over Penny Bridge.
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