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Interesting rock formations

A great hike which is accessible from Clapham and Austwick and can be done as a circular walk from... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Skipton, United Kingdom
Great for Photography

The hillside is strewn with massive boulders from the ice age. Took a while to walk there but the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Austwick, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle, England
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All reviews ice age lovely walk worth the climb uphill walk well worth the effort large area smaller ones huge rocks geology glacier limestone hillside track clapham inn village paths
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

A great hike which is accessible from Clapham and Austwick and can be done as a circular walk from either location. Great views of the surrounding countryside from the plateau and the rock formations are a sight to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The hillside is strewn with massive boulders from the ice age. Took a while to walk there but the views are worth the climb. Not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities as the paths are quite rough as is the climb.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Every geographer has read about them, seen the pictures, but we wanted to actually visit. :) might come back next year.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joanna H
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a great walk with fantastic views. You can make it as hard or as easy as you like there are many different ways to go. It’s a very strange site seeing the rocks balanced on the hillside. Get up there take a picnic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Centralg
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Lovely walk which passed by the Norbert erratics. Stunning views, plenty of scenery, away from the crowds. Austwick, Clapham and Feizor are all a stones throw away and have places to get food and drink.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne C
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We consider ourselves ramblers rather than hikers, this walk is achievable for moderate fitness walkers like me, well worth the effort for the views

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful say and walked from Clapham which added quite a bit to the walk but WOW, not only are the rocks amazing but the views from the top are quite spectacular. Not a walk for the feint...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

In a heavy blizzard very different from the last summers Day visit. Always interesting. Few people about today.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ronnie333
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Well worth the steeply uphill walk from the centre of Austwick, but if any of your party are less mobile, old etc forget it. Some folk try to park up the lane nearer the rocks, but this is a bad idea as there are at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Daleshvk41
Reviewed October 9, 2017

On a lovely Dales walk from the Yorkshire village of Austwick some amazing boulders come into view. I think the correct terminology is 'geomorphological' features from the glaciation period in the North of England. Big boulders are perched on pedestals of limestone. Quirky and definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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June 20, 2018|
Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
We often start the day at Clapham or Austwick and do a 4 to 5 mile walk, if you wanted to set off from Settle it’s pleasant over fields and rough track and can take in Oxeber Woods and Wharf, but it would add on another 4... More