Bolton Abbey to Simon’s Seat Walk

in Bolton Abbey

Take a 6-mile varied walk from Bolton Abbey, up through the Valley of Desolation, on to Simon’s Seat and back.

Route

  • Start: Bolton Abbey
  • Finish: Bolton Abbey
  • Distance: 6 Miles

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Walk Description

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Enjoy a beautiful, varied walk from Bolton Abbey, up through the Valley of Desolation on to Simon’s Seat. Walk through heather moorland, woodland trails and past waterfalls and rushing becks, culminating in spectacular views from the walk’s summit.

Expect a challenging 3-mile hike up to the summit, making the most of a well-signposted path that rises slowly before reaching a peak of 485m.

Then the return walk follows the same trail back down to the Bolton Abbey Estate.

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