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Due to the overall size of Wharfedale I have  split the area into two sections Upper Wharfedale and Lower Wharfedale (here), the dividing line being just north of Grassington. The area of Ilkley Moor  is included on a separate page. The area includes Grassington and Bolton Abbey  both of which can get very busy but some surprisingly under walked areas can be found particular on the access areas each side of Bolton Abbey.

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Bolton Abbey

Barden Fell

Map reading is essential for these walks. The  relevant map is OS Outdoor Leisure 2 Southern & Western areas (double sided map).

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Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.

Posforth Falls at Bolton Abbey Barden Bridge
Kilnsey Crag Barden Moor
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Bolton Park and Barden Fell Barden Fell
Barden Moor Stile near Yarnbury

Public Transport

  • DalesBus service No 874 provides a Sunday service from Wakefield, Leeds via Otley, Ilkley, to Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden
  • DalesBus service no 74 provides a summer Saturday service from Wakefield Bradford Ilkley to Grassington
  • DalesBus service no 875 provides a summer Sunday and BH Monday service from Wakefield, Leeds via A65 to Ilkley, Kettlewell Buckden and Hawes
  • Transdev service No X43 provides a frequent daily service (inc Sunday) from Manchester, Burnley to Skipton
  • DalesBus service No 873 provides a Sunday service from Ilkley to Skipton via Strid Wood and Embsay
  • Service 72 provides a Mon - Sun service from Skipton to Grassington
  • Service 74A provides a Mon Wed Fri Sat service from Ilkley to Grassington
  • Servive 72B provide a Mon to Sat service from Grassington to Bucken
  • Northern Rail provide a frequent and fast train service from Leeds/ Bradford to Ilkley and Skipton -www.northernrailway.co.uk/

Additional DalesBus services run on Summer Sundays

See www.dalesbus.org

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey  

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This page was last updated on 06-Jun-2020

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