Walk 1249

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 granstand 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

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

- OS Explorer - Sheet OL2 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 104 BUY MAP

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 and 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.

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

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Accommodation Nearby

Wharfe View B&B
Burnsall
4.8 miles / 7.6 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
Station House Bed andBreakfast
Pateley Bridge
8.3 miles / 13.2 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
12.0 miles / 19.2 km away
River House
Malham, near Skipton
12.0 miles / 19.3 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
12.2 miles / 19.5 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
16.0 miles / 25.6 km away
Bivouac
Ilton, Masham
16.1 miles / 25.8 km away
Low Sutton
Masham
18.8 miles / 30.2 km away
Northern Guiding
Leeds
20.9 miles / 33.4 km away

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