The recent dry weather has meant that a lot of keen walkers staying at Layhead have made the most of it. Only a couple of weeks ago we had a group walking The Three Peaks – Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside. Three Peaks in 12 hours (or under) is not for the faint-hearted!
For those who are fit but want slightly less of an adventure, the 10 mile Settle Loop is a fantastic walk. It is a bridleway and cycle route, but it is also a really nice walk with a few steep hills. Pack your camera or phone to take fabulous photos as the route has some stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery (remember to look back as you climb the hills to take in the views). There are plenty of places you can stop for a picnic and just sit and ponder. On the way back, stop for ice-cream or a cuppa at The Naked Man in Settle Market Place.
Download the walk details HERE
WEEKEND BREAK IDEA: Layhead is a great base to do the Settle Loop as part of a weekend break. Travel here Friday evening, do the Settle Loop setting off Saturday morning, then treat yourself to a well-deserved three course meal in the evening at one the local pubs or restaurants Try out The Little House, Griddle & Sizzle or The Talbot Arms all based in Settle Town. Have a leisurely Sunday morning in your Layhead Cottage cooking a traditional breakfast of locally sourced sausages, bacon and eggs bought here at Rosemary’s Trading Post, before packing up to return home to tell your friends all about your weekend adventure. Perfect!