The Gateway to the Dales. Bradley Moor

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 05
2021

17 people attending

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£12.50
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A hilly walk up over moorland to start with some ups and downs across farmland along the way. Could be rather muddy after rain.

Near Skipton, overlooking the Aire Valley and Wharfedale; the breathtaking scenery make this is a walk not to be missed. So, here's your chance to enjoy the glorious countryside just south of the Yorkshire Dales.

 

Our meeting point for our walk is close to the edge of North and West Yorkshire. Located in the village of Bradley, physically in North Yorkshire but oddly given West Yorkshire postal town and area codes! It is from here we will take a scenic walk over fields and moorland, with beautiful views along the tops. Come along and experience the stark beauty of God's own country...

We start by heading up through Bradleys Both, across fields, through woodland and up the marshy hills to the walk's summit on Skipton Moor, with views back towards the Aire Valley behind us and down over Skipton ahead. We continue onwards over the moor, heading to join the Dales High Way, which has the feel of an old Roman Road. A relatively flat stretch of path takes us towards Addingham, looking out this time over Wharfedale at the opposite side of the moor to Bradley. Following a quick lunch break we continue heading along the Dales High Way, skirting around the edge of Addingham, before joining the Millennium Way for a short distance as we head back towards Skipton. Next, it's over farmland and on to Bradley Moor, with a quick visit to the Jubilee Tower monument which has spectacular views out over the Aire Valley, finally finishing the walk back beside the canal beneath Low Bradley.

 

Feel free to bring along your furry friends, although remember it is a fairly long walk for little legs and there are a few stiles along the route. Please remember to keep dogs on a lead through fields with animals roaming free and to pick up after them. Thanks.

 

Hopefully the weather will be warmer than it was in the previous walk photos below.
All photos were taken by kge85 on a previous walk in the area. Outdoorlads has permission to use them.

 

 

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