Walk 2574

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

Suggested Maps

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- OS Explorer - Sheet OL2 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 104 BUY MAP

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Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey
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Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey
Grade - moderate
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Walk 1905
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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
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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.

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
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
7.6 miles / 12.2 km away
Station House Bed andBreakfast
Pateley Bridge
9.2 miles / 14.7 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
11.8 miles / 19.0 km away
River House
Malham, near Skipton
12.0 miles / 19.2 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
Bivouac
Ilton, Masham
17.0 miles / 27.2 km away
Low Sutton
Masham
19.8 miles / 31.6 km away
Northern Guiding
Leeds
20.8 miles / 33.3 km away

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