Beamsley Beacon, near Bolton Abbey

Location: Roadside parking, LS29 0EU

Distance: 2km

Beamsley Beacon is a brilliant starter hill climb for little ones. It’s a short one, not too steep from where we start and the views are instant.

Parking is limited on the roadside but be mindful of not blocking gates or entrances. There are also a few ditches to be careful of.

The footpath starts at various points on the hill just before the houses on the left. They are all signposted though. It literally then just follows the ridge up to the top, you can’t get lost! The climb is only a kilometre up to the top of Beamsley Beacon. You can extend the walk along the top of the ridge to the next cairn if you wish.

There is a trig point on the top as well as a large cairn which offers a very good rest point / snack pit stop! The views can then be enjoyed for longer as they are 360. You can see right over to Ilkley behind and Skipton in front.

climbing up Beamsley Beacon
Climbing up
Trig point and snacks
Snack stop
Trig point on Beamsley Beacon
Taking in a bit of history
views over Bolton Abbey
Views towards Skipton

Have you tried the other local trig point walks? Crookrise Crag or Skipton Moor.

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