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Exploring The Market Town of Settle

This 2 mile circular walk passes the front of the England’s oldest surviving music venue, Victoria Hall which has a varied events programme.

The first part of the walk is along the roadside with a footpath wide enough for a wheelchair, and plenty of drop kerbs for easy access.

The route continue on pass Booths Supermarket and the Millenium Gardens before turning left into Kings Mill. The route now takes us away from the road and we pass the small garden centre before crossing the bridge over the River Ribble. Just upstream from the Memorial Bridge there is a huge rock formation that the water magnificently cascades around, known locally as Queen’s Rock. The route now follows the river all the way into Giggleswick and is a great place to do some birdwatching along the river.

On this part of our route you will see the dome of the church at Giggleswick School. Along the route is a playground where there is a wheelchair accessible roundabout.

The path joins the road again in the quiet village of Giggleswick where there is a lovely church to have a look around before continuing uphill out of the village and onto the main road. Once you have crossed over the bridge you continue the walk along the other side of the river back into Settle and returning to the car park. If you feel like exploring further, wander through the market town of Settle.

Nearest Toilets: White Friars Carpark

Carparks: Ashfield and White Friars Car park.

Video credit: The Outdoor Guide


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