Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Priory

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A strong climb gains Beamsley Beacon and The Old Pike, then it's through the bracken to a delightful valley. Next it's over the moors to the Wharfe and a stroll along its banks through some thrilling countryside.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on the Bolton Abbey Estate at all, unless on a public footpath, when they must be kept under close control. Read the notices for information.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/16/2012 - Phil Catterall

I led a group of seven walkers on 15/04/2012 with our dog (on lead at all times). However, we were stopped by a manager of the Bolton Abbey Estate who lives at the house shown as Witchey on the map. The manager diverted us off the moor by the shortest route possible so we did not visit Waymark 6. The manager was pleasant and most courteous and we complied with his directions. The year round ban on dogs on access land is rigidly enforced to protect the grouse on the moor, and this even applies on tracks. This is an excellent walk with its far reaching views and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

1/30/2012 - S. J. Pitts

We completed this walk on 29/01/2012. This definitely not an ideal walk to do in the wet weather due to the steep descents. It wasn't raining when we completed it but it was very boggy underfoot and had it been raining, could have been quite dangerous in places! Having said that, this was a most enjoyable walk, taking us into beautiful scenery and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet over the moors. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.

4/29/2006 - Fiona Meeson

It seems that our problem was due to a new fence being put up. Thanks to revised instructions from Bill, which are now incorporated at 2, we have now successfully completed this walk. It is indeed a lovely walk.

4/2/2006 - Fiona Meeson

In very poor conditions we did find difficulty with this walk and when we reached the stream referred to at 3 we could not find any foot bridge and had to retrace our steps.

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