Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell

Introduction to Walk 2574

Photo from the walk - Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Bob Hawes

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1900 feet / 576 metres

Grade - moderate

Up into the beautiful moors above the River Wharfe in the southern Yorkshire Dales. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1001
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1249
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1905
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addingham
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2319
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Ilkley to Bingley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3079
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
Around Silsden Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1280
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Trollers Gill from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2000
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
A Wharfedale wander from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km
Walk 1811
5.4 miles / 8.7 km away
Sharp Haw in Airedale from the Craven Heifer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2657
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Bradleys Both, near Skipton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1574
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Thruscross 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.

Recommended Reading

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.
More information

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.
More information

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples ... - More information

How are the walks graded?

Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience - More Information

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described.

Accommodation Nearby

Wharfe View B&B
Burnsall
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
7.6 miles / 12.2 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
11.8 miles / 19.0 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
12.2 miles / 19.4 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
16.3 miles / 26.2 km away
Low Raisgill B&B
Yockenthwaite, Buckden
18.6 miles / 29.7 km away
Northern Guiding
Leeds
20.8 miles / 33.3 km away
Wood View Guest House
Austwick
21.0 miles / 33.6 km away
Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales
22.3 miles / 35.6 km away
The New Inn
Clapham
22.5 miles / 35.9 km away

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