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Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey
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Photo from the walk - Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Lower Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 1435 feet / 435 metres

Time - 6 hours 30 minutes

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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walk 1001
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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.

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