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Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey
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Photo from the walk - Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Lower Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Time - 2 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy

This Yorkshire Dales walk follows the River Wharfe from Bolton Abbey to Barden Bridge. One of the highlights of the walk is the Strid, a narrow rocky defile, through which the River Wharfe thunders through. The walk has few gradients and includes some pleasant woodland. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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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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