So many people venture to Bolton Abbey for family walks along the Strid, while those a little more adventurous might try Simon’s Seat. However, for a much quieter route which has just as much appeal, the ascent of Hare Head is a great choice.
The route is a 7-mile circular walk, starting from Bolton Abbey’s Pavilion before taking you up through pretty woodland and across moorland with fantastic views.
The Ingleton Falls Walk, a firm favourite for me, especially on the quiet days away from the Summer holiday season. If you are in Yorkshire and feel like a shorter walk packed with gorgeous scenery and fresh air, get yourself to here, a super trail for the whole family.
A circular walk of just over 4 miles that leads up one river across and down another. Starting low it was off through the limestone woodland. Rich in trees and moss. Greens abound even in mid-Feb, you can imagine a different kind of beauty when the trees come to life with leaves. It is also hard to miss the songbirds singing in the trees above. You will see plenty no matter the time of year you go.
I love walking in Winter. After a heavy snowfall, the crisp and cold dry air. There is something I find exhilarating about then climbing up above the clouds to see the landscape, from above, in all its glory.
I had set my sights of climbing up Ingleborough in the ice and snow and then one day the conditions were perfect for it. Blue skies above the cloud inversion. The Yorkshire Dales covered in white snow. I set off before dawn so I could take my time and enjoy the whole day. These days always create memories.
I have spent many a moment in my life on Ingleborough. Be it via the Yorkshire 3 Peaks or on a days walk on a whim. To see it on this day and these weather conditions makes you see the world in a whole new way and get so much satisfaction from making the effort.