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Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey
Introduction to Walk 1249

Photo from the walk - Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1435 feet / 435 metres

Grade - moderate

A Yorkshire Dales walk that starts in Wharfedale at Bolton Abbey and climbs through the Valley of Desolation to Simon's Seat and Lord's Seat. These summits offer a grandstand view over a large part of the Yorkshire Dales. The return is via Howgill from where the Dales Way is followed back to the start passing the dramatic waters of the Strid.  

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walk 1001
Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2574
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Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1946
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Valley of Desolation & Simon's Seat
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.4 miles / 13.7 km
Walk 1905
3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addingham
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2942
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
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Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 1280
4.7 miles / 7.5 km away
Trollers Gill from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2000
4.7 miles / 7.5 km away
A Wharfedale wander from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km
Walk 1574
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
Thruscross Reservoir
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2319
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Embsay Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km
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5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Grimwith Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: North and East

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: North and EastThis guidebook contains 43 circular day walks in the north and east Yorkshire Dales. It explores the dales, hills and moors between Kirkby Stephen and Pateley Bridge. Walking ranges from gentle 3 mile strolls to more strenuous day-long rambles across the Howgills, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Nidderdale, Mallerstang and Coverdale.
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