Tag: Bolton Abbey


Autumn Walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year and what better way to see it in all its glory then to get out and about in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales at this time of year shows off the Dales to its full potential. It comes alive and take on a […]

Days out

Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey

Location: BD23 6HA Hesketh farm is our local farm and is such a good one to have on our doorstep. If we cannot think of anything to do it’s our go to place and also somewhere to take friends as everyone always has a great time. Animals – up close and personal The farm experience […]

Challenges, Walks

Simons Seat, near Bolton Abbey

Location: Layby parking, BD23 6DJ Distance: 6km Last Summer me and my old man decided to climb up to Simons Seat. Having always lived local we have never actually done this walk and wow we were impressed! Simons Seat is the summit of Barden Moor and is a collection of gritstone boulders with a trig […]


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 […]


Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey

Location: Riverside car park, BD23 6AN Distance: 3.4km Pram friendly walk Strid Wood is the easiest walk in Bolton Abbey and the most accessible. It is a brilliant short walk packing a lot in. The Strid itself is a must see. Starting from the Riverside car park the walk starts on the same side of […]

Barden Aqueduct

Barden Bridge and Aqueduct, near Bolton Abbey

Updated December 2023 Location: Barden Bridge layby, BD23 6AS What3words: ///berated.grub.remains Distance: 2km via Barden Aqueduct or 8km via Cavendish Pavillion These routes both start at Barden Bridge. There is a lay-by here offering free parking but spaces are limited. If spaces are full there is additional free parking at the top of the hill […]

Days out, Walks

Bolton Abbey Priory

Location: Village car park, BD23 6EX Distance: 1km This walk is really short so perfect for little legs. It’s probably more of an explore than a walk. Parking in the Village car park head out past the shop to the hole in the wall. This will lead you down steps to the footbridge over the […]

Valley of Desolation waterfall walk
Walks, Waterfall

Valley of Desolation, Bolton Abbey

Location: Riverside car park (Cavendish), BD23 6AN Distance: 4.5km The Valley of Desolation is one of the lesser known Bolton Abbey walks but is a must if you are up for a little bit of adventure! From the Cavendish Pavillion the walk to the waterfall is just over 2km. It is a bit of a […]

Challenges, Days out, Walks

Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey

Location: Village car park, BD23 6EX Distance: 5.5km The Welly Walk is a seasonal walk running from May through to November which means that it isn’t as busy as the other events. It is a series of obstacle course stations along the route from the Priory to the Cavendish. The walk is so much fun! […]