Broadrake is in Yorkshire Dales National Park and the heart of walking country. There is plenty to go at from major challenges like the famous Three Peaks walk or long distance footpaths including the recently established Dales Highway and Wainwright's Pennine Journey to easy rambles of just a few miles.
Here are some ideas for you, many of which start from the door or make use of the Settle Carlisle railway. If using the train one way I suggest taking it for the outward journey and walking back. That way you aren't constantly looking at your watch and wondering if you'll make it or getting to the station too early with hours to spare. Of course there are cafes and pubs in Horton if you need to kill some time but there is nothing at Dent Station (which is about 4 miles from Dent Village).
Times shown for the walks are a rough guide to how long they will take the average walker in good conditions. They do not include stops so allow extra time for this. Fast walkers will be able to do the walks in a shorter time than shown. Bear in mind that the larger the group the slower it tends to move.
Walks from Broadrake
|Ribblehead||Easy, mostly level||4¾ miles||Allow 2 hours|
|Scales Moor||Moderate, 200m ascent||7 miles||Allow 3½ hours|
|Chapel-le-Dale||Moderate, 200m ascent||5½ miles||Allow 2½ hours|
|Whernside||Strenuous, 440m ascent||6½ miles||Allow 3½ hours|
|Ingleborough||Strenuous, 500m ascent||7 miles||Allow 3½ hours|
|Pen-y-Ghent||Strenuous, 480m ascent||6½ miles||Allow 3½ hours|
|Dent station to Broadrake via Whernside||Strenuous, 620m ascent||8¼ miles||Allow 4½ hours|
|Three Peaks||Very Strenuous, 1530m ascent||24 miles||Target time 12 hours|