Simon’s Seat

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Yorkshire Dales – Southern & Western Areas – Explorer OL2 (Buy it now)

Distance: 9 Miles

Duration: 3 hours

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Simon's Seat
scattered clouds
humidity: 71%
wind: 4m/s ENE
H 14 • L 10
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Walk Description

This is an enjoyable and challenging walk in a beautiful part of Yorkshire but beware of the weather as it can change quick – even in summer. Whilst all of our walks should be undertaken with a map and a compass – this is one of those, particularly on descent, where it is easy to take the wrong path – so make sure you’re equipped.

  1. Starting from the Cavendish Pavilion take the bridge to the opposite side of the river
  2. On the other side of the bridge ignore the first path to the left and take the second which is more of an access road
  3. Follow it to left, looking for a path that goes off to the right – this new path should immediately take you past a building on the left
  4. Stick to the leftmost path until you cross the beck
  5. After this you want to stick to the central path until you cross another beck
  6. At this point, the path splits – take the path off to the right
  7. The path then meets another – take the new path off to the left – this will take you up Lords Seat
  8. Once you’ve reached Lords Seat, take the path to the left – and this will take you to Simon’s Seat
  9. Be careful at this point not to take the wrong path, you’re looking to take the path that is to the South West which you can follow all the way down – grossing over How Gill and then bearing left
  10. As you bear left, keep moving on the central path until you meet a road
  11. When you meet a road, there should be a path on the opposite side – take this along the river side
  12. Follow the path, keeping on this side of the river
  13. After some time you will again meet a road – go up on to the road and then take the bridge over the river
  14. After crossing the river, take the footpath to the left – just after the bridge
  15. Stay on the path closest to the river and you will find your way back to Cavendish Pavilion

Additional Information


North Yorkshire


Peak, River, Woodland


8+ miles


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