Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addingham
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This 10 mile circular walk on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales has a bit of everything. Rolling pastureland, wild moorland, riverscapes and historic buildings. Starting from the village of Addingham, we will cross the suspension bridge before climbing farmland towards Beamsley Beacon with views across Airedale. Crossing moorland we will make our way towards the Bolton Abbey with views to Barden Fell, Simons Seat and across Wharfedale. There will be chance to look at the Abbey ruins before we head back to Addingham on the Dales Way.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of.
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch, water and snacks with you. There is a cafe at Bolton Abbey.