Walk: Remotest Spot in England

in Grassington in Yorkshire Dales

High up on Riggs Moor is a small cairn reckoned to be the most remote spot in England, using the OS definition of straight line distance from a road (2.4 miles in this case), though this is maybe not a true reflection of how remote it is, given the ease of the bridlepath for getting there on foot.

The walk across open moorland starts at Conistone in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales. For refreshments nearby try Grassington.

The Route

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Walk Description

From Conistone climb through the beautiful limestone scenery of the ‘Dib’ to arrive at a large track. From here head across the moors for 3 miles to the Mossdale Scar. Take the bridlepath that heads up hill in to the moors till arriving at Sandy Gate. Follow the fence north as it heads towards Great Whernside and before long meet the small cairn. Return via the same route.

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