Walking Britain graphic

Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell
Introduction to Walk 2574

Photo from the walk - Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Bob Hawes

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1900 feet / 576 metres

Grade - moderate

Up into the beautiful moors above the River Wharfe in the southern Yorkshire Dales. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL2Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL2Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 104Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 104Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1001
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1249
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1905
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addingham
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2942
3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Below Silsden Moor from Cringles
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 2319
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Ilkley to Bingley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3079
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
Around Silsden Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1280
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Trollers Gill from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2000
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
A Wharfedale wander from Burnsall
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km
Walk 1811
5.4 miles / 8.7 km away
Sharp Haw in Airedale from the Craven Heifer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2657
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Bradleys Both, near Skipton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

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 the Yorkshire Dales

Walks in the Yorkshire DalesGuidebook to 50 of Jack Keighleys favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales. All the walks are circular, and range from 4.5 to nearly 8 miles. They vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as half-day 'family rambles') to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack's highly distinctive style.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

the people's poncho

A durable, lightweight, stylish and compact alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers with 10% Discount. More info.

Christmas Gift Ideas

The Ordnance Survey Christmas Gift Shop has a wide range of great gifts perfect for walkers. More Info

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.