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West Scrafton & Middlesmoor from Lofthouse
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Nidderdale AONB

Region - Nidderdale AONB

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Chris Gill

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 3100 feet / 939 metres

Time - 12 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Yorkshire Dales walk in Nidderdale starts from Lofthouse and visits a number of areas of moorland. Due to the terrain the route requires compass skills as you explore some of the wilder parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park including Hindlethwaite and Arkelside Moors. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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