Bolton Abbey is magnificent whatever the weather. But first why not work up an appetite by exploring the surrounding countryside on field paths leading up Deerstones, where deer once rubbed the velvet from their antlers, before returning for a stroll beside the River Wharfe.
LOCATION: 6 miles east of Skipton
START: Bolton Abbey car park on B6160, off A59 (carpark charge). Toilets.
Grid ref: SE071539 Postcode: BD236EX
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South & West Landranger 104
REFRESHMENTS: Cavendish Pavilion & Back o'th'Hill, closed Mons open winter weekends
EN ROUTE: Beamsley, Storiths, Dales Way
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News