Simon's Seat and the River Wharfe

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Nov 14
2021

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£12.50
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One steep ascent of note 13.5km, 8.4miles scramble at summit

Join Steven and the OutdoorLads for an exploration of the high ground east of the River Wharfe with a climb to the popular rocky top of Simon's Seat and a walk through the Valley of Desolation. 

The route is a round that follows part of the Dales Way, visits several waterfalls and is an enjoyable wander round this part of Wharfedale.

The ascent is in the early part of the walk using a steeper approach initially through forest and even though the mileage is not too high a good level of fitness will be needed to complete this round in good time.

The summit is a place where we will spend a while admiring the extensive views and exploring the interesting summit area, different scrambling routes access the summit Trig Point clambering over the dark millstone grit exposed standing above the broad heather moor.

Throughout the walk there are many points of interest from the wilder natural woodland and curious summit rock formations to the managed landscapes of moorland and forestry, there are also many old stone bridges framing the river for good photographs.   

Wildlife is abundant here, roe deer, red kites, buzzards are quite often seen on this route and there are some huge old trees both in the river gorge and the parkland.

Come along , burn some calories and enjoy a chat with like minded lads.  I hope to see you there.

Photo Credits: All photographs have been taken by the walk leader and permission is granted for OutdoorLads to use for this event and at any time in future.

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Miilstone Grit rock formations near the summit
Wharfedale view from the summit approach
View of Wharfedale pastures
Walk Leader in the Valley of Desolation area by waterfalls
River Wharfe Seat
Miilstone Grit rock formations near the summit
Wharfedale view from the summit approach
View of Wharfedale pastures
Walk Leader in the Valley of Desolation area by waterfalls
River Wharfe Seat

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