At 850 feet (259 m), Hawes is one of England’s highest market towns and certainly bustles when the Tuesday market lines the cobbled streets through the centre. With the added attractions of the Dales Countryside Museum, traditional rope-makers and the Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes is a honeypot for visitors to Wensleydale.
Distance: 4½ miles (7km)
Time: 2½ – 3 hours
Terrain: field paths, the Pennine Way and quiet lanes,
but also some road sections where traffic may be busy
Start: national park car park in Hawes, grid ref 876899