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Valley of Desolation & Simon's Seat
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Lower Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.4 miles / 13.7 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Yorkshire Dales walk that includes riverside paths, woodland, moorland, two rocky summits and wonderful views over Wharfedale and Nidderdale. The route follows good paths throughout and with few navigation problems. 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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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

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