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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

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.  

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Walks from the same start

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

Other walks nearby

Walk 2574
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 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 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
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2319
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
Ilkley to Bingley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1576
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Embsay Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km
Walk 1573
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Grimwith Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1405
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Thruscross Reservoir & Kex Gill Moor from Blubberhouses
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3079
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Around Silsden Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

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

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and WestPart of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.
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