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

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.4 miles / 13.7 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

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 GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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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.

Recommended Reading

Walks in Dales Country

Walks in Dales CountryA guidebook to 30 hand drawn family walks throughout the Yorkshire Dales. The 30 circular walks take in well-known spots such as Malham and Ingleborough. Routes take between a half to a full day. Also less-frequented, almost secret routes. Graded from easy to strenuous.
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